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November 20, 2022

Wakanda For Sale

Wakanda Forever is now in theaters. It’s the much anticipated sequel to Disney/Marvel’s 2018 blockbuster Black Panther, which grossed 1.3 billion dollars.  A film, or […]
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November 17, 2022

Wenzel Storch’s Bizarre Journey Into Bliss

In 2004, German artist Wenzel Storch wrote, directed, filmed, and produced A Journey Into Bliss or Die Reise ins Glück. For some critics, this raises […]
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November 13, 2022

Elsie Jane Wilson’s The Dream Lady

The struggle for gender equality has no start date. There are events that can be marked and movements that can be traced, but the fight […]
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November 6, 2022

Frauke Finsterwalder’s Finsterworld

Finsterworld begins by setting up several seemingly unconnected storylines. Over time, they begin to overlap and eventually collide. Each story delves deeply into the emotional […]
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November 2, 2022

Neil Breen Wants To Kill You (Well, Most of You) In His Movie Pass Thru

You are absolutely not going to see another film like this one. Bat-shit crazy does not begin to cover it. Yes, it has all the […]
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October 30, 2022

Rania Attieh and Daniel Garcia’s Darkly Atmospheric H.

H. is a quiet film. Not very much happens, but it isn’t slow. It’s a tense mystery that builds gradually and never relents. H. summons […]
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October 23, 2022

Pascual Sisto’s Unnerving First Film, John And The Hole

It's hard to pin down exactly why John And The Hole is such a disturbing film, but it has something to do with the main […]
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October 12, 2022

Govindan Aravindan’s Kummatty: The Beauty Is In The Telling

There is nothing you could change or tweak to improve Kummatty. It functions on its own terms and succeeds in producing something simple and beautiful. […]
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September 11, 2022

The Hidden Czechoslovakian Gem Of Things Supernatural

The film Of Things Supernatural is an anthology based on three stories written by Karel Capek. Capek was a prominent writer during the turn of […]
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September 4, 2022

Tekkonkinkreet Is One Of The Best Anime I Have Seen

Tekkonkinkreet, made in 2006, is visually extraordinary. The imagery is some of the best I have ever seen in an anime. It ranges from intricately […]
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August 10, 2022

Ken Russell’s The Devils

Before he made Tommy (1975), Altered States (1980), Gothic (1986), or The Lair of the White Worm (1988), Ken Russell made The Devils (1971). It predates Greenaway but the lush and baroque nature of The Devils feels very […]
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August 3, 2022

Christopher St. John’s Strange Odyssey Top of The Heap 

Top of The Heap is hard to digest. It’s ragged and unpredictable and it switches back and forth between fantasy, dreams, and reality. Plots are built […]
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July 17, 2022

Brunello Rondi’s Il demonio

The further south you travel in Italy the more Italian Italians get. People from Milan might as well be French, but go south to Naples, […]
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June 5, 2022

Ryan Kruger’s 2020 Film Fried Barry

This one left me a bit speechless. You can take that as positive or negative, I don’t know what to say. It was intense. It […]
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May 29, 2022

Be Patient And You Will Be Well Rewarded In Eduardo Nunes’ Unicórnio 

Unicórnio was filmed in a very wide aspect ratio, 2.39:1. With such a long, thin image the viewing experience is considerably different. With a more conventional […]
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May 15, 2022

The Treachery of Hope in O-Bi, O-Ba: The End Of Civilization

There is far too much for me to unpack in O-Bi O-Ba The End Of Civilization and if it is to be unpacked I am not the […]
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May 1, 2022

Nimród Antal's Kontroll: A Mythological, Comedy, Thriller

Nimród Antal’s film Kontroll is many things. The first half will have you thinking it's a comedy about rough and tumble misfits trying to make their way […]
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April 3, 2022

Mikhail Kalatozov’s The Cranes Are Flying: Film Craft At Its Finest

The Cranes Are Flying was directed by Mikhail Kalatozov in collaboration with his cinematographer Sergei Urusevsky in 1957. The two men worked on several films together […]
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March 27, 2022

Jan Švankmajer’s Conspirators Of Pleasure

The adjective surreal gets thrown around quite a bit but Jan Švankmajer truly fits the bill. I’m sure Breton and Buñuel would give him their stamp of […]
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March 20, 2022

Peter Greenaway’s Drowning By Numbers

    If you’re going to watch a Greenaway film you are can’t go in expecting to understand everything. You need to loosen your grasp and […]
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March 6, 2022

Albert Camus Drives Hiroshi Shimizu’s Suicide Bus

    Live each day as if it were your last is terrible advice. I'm not sure how I would behave if I only had one […]
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February 27, 2022

Favorite Scenes No.28: Paris Texas

    German director Wim Wenders made Paris Texas in 1984. He co-wrote the script with Sam Shepard. Paris Texas was Wender’s first “American” film and in preparation, he […]
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January 16, 2022

Jane Campion’s The Power Of The Dog

    This article does not contain any outright spoilers but I do not recommend reading it unless you have seen the movie.​    In Jane Campion’s […]
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December 26, 2021

Hilal Baydarov’s 2020 film In Between Dying is Wonderful

​    In Between Dying was written and directed by Hilal Baydarov in 2020. It was filmed primarily in Baydarov ’s home country of Azerbaijan which sits […]
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