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October 11, 2021

The “Nothing But A Camera And Costume” Genre

You would need a pretty big dumpster to accommodate all the films that have been made with nothing but a camera and a costume. Films […]
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October 10, 2021

Lichtenstein & Camus At The Movies Volume 10

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October 10, 2021

Big Meat Eater, Not Bad For A Bad Movie

Once you have the grinder set up and a bucket in place shove Pee Wee Herman in there. Wait for the bowtie to be fully […]
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October 10, 2021

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s The Return

There is more than one return in The Return, and each return orients the narrative in a different direction. Depending on who is returning and from […]
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October 10, 2021

Heritage And Identity In The Night of Counting the Years

As an American, I live in a place where almost nothing predates the 1600 hundreds. American history is above all short. Chicago, the city where […]
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October 10, 2021

Superzan And The Space Boy

Carmen and her father are going for stroll in the hills when they see a cheaply made flying saucer land in a field. A gold-colored […]
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October 9, 2021

Lichtenstein & Camus At The Movies Volume 9

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October 9, 2021

Jack Hill’s Spider Baby

Spider Baby was writer and director Jack Hill’s first film. He managed to pluck Lon Chaney out of alcoholic exile long enough to be his leading […]
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October 9, 2021

The Strange Case Of Dr. Sex

Nudie Cutie movies are a very particular phenomenon. They existed for a short time in the mid-twentieth century and were designed to sell pornography without […]
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October 9, 2021

Giuseppe De Santis’s Bitter Rice

There is a tension between the everyday and the cinematic that runs through Giuseppe De Santis’s 1949 film Bitter Rice. The movie is set in a […]
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October 9, 2021

Álex de la Iglesia’s The Last Circus

The Last Circus is a rough ride. The pacing is fast, but what makes it truly disorienting is the sudden sharp turns. The plot and mood […]
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October 9, 2021

Shot/Reverse Shot Madness In Bandhi Darwaza

Bandhi Darwaza is a two-and-half-hour, Bollywood, musical, vampire, movie. It’s campy and over the top but the vampire is actually pretty good. His makeup and movements […]
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October 9, 2021

Objective Evaluation of Film: The Deadest of Dead Horses

I don’t want to write this essay, but there seems to be an inexhaustible well of interest and in establishing objective standards for evaluating film. […]
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October 8, 2021

Lichtenstein & Camus At The Movies Volume 8

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October 8, 2021

Wonder Woman Shmunder Shmuman The Philippines Has Someone Better, Darna!

Fed up with giant, money-soaked, CGI cartoons? Bored by Hollywood’s pathetic attempt at feminism? Stupefied by the same old plot? The Philippines has a remedy […]
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October 7, 2021

Godzilla vs. Hedora: Not Your Typical Kaiju Fare

Considering the iconic status Godzilla already had in the 1960s it would have been intimidating for any director to be tasked with making the next […]
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October 7, 2021

Vibrations — What If Bergman Made A Nudie Film?

Vibrations was written and directed by Joseph Sarno. During his 40 year career, Sarno directed 125 films, 75 of which he also wrote. In the 1960s […]
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October 7, 2021

A Comparison of The Turin Horse and The Naked Island

Kaneto Shindo released The Naked Island in 1960. A half century later later Bela Tarr released The Turin Horse. Both films have minimal dialogue. Both feature two people […]
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October 7, 2021

The Value of Viy

Viy is unconventionally wonderful. As a horror film it isn’t scary, as a character portrait it is a little shallow, and as a morality play it […]
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October 7, 2021

The Unfulfilled Potential of The Wall

Julian Roman Polser’s 2013 film The Wall is frustrating. It has an interesting premise, a beautiful location and some very nice cinematography but it is all but […]
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October 7, 2021

Lichtenstein & Camus At The Movies Volume 7

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October 6, 2021

Lichtenstein & Camus At The Movies Volume 6

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October 6, 2021

Tomu Uchida’s Beautiful Film Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow

Love, Thy Name Be Sorrow is based on a Japanese folktale. It is not a hero’s journey but Joseph Campbell would recognize the narrative elements involving […]
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October 6, 2021

Three Movements, Three Adjectives: Surreal, Absurd, Magic Realist

In Defense of Meaning There is surely an irony in trying to define three words each of which stems from movements that problematized meaning. All […]
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