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Juxtaposin’: Housework

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes:

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R.I.P. Jacques Rivette

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I think we live in a world that happens to be incomprehensible. And you have to try to see that the questions this incomprehensible world poses are [unanswerable]. We know in advance that there are no … Continue reading

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Notes on “Beasts of No Nation”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Writer-director Cary Joji Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” is the most viscerally affecting war movie in recent memory. Based on a novel by Uzodinma Iweala, which I haven’t read, it focuses on guerrilla warfare in an … Continue reading

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“Puffball: The Devil’s Eyeball”

Paleo Retiree writes: “Rosemary’s Baby” meets “Don’t Look Now” in backcountry Ireland: creepiness, shocks, sex and hints of the supernatural in a very sophisticated, very boho package. Kelly Reilly is a yuppie architect renovating a dilapidated stone house; Miranda Richardson … Continue reading

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“Janis: Little Girl Blue”

Paleo Retiree writes: Even though my wife and I have watched a few other docs about Janis Joplin — many of the sources, interviewees and anecdotes here were awfully familiar to us — we still enjoyed this new one, directed by Amy … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Revenant”

Fenster writes: My mini-review of The Revenant: it left me cold.

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Peoples is the Cwaziest Monkeys

Fenster writes: Lew Lehr said that monkeys is the cwaziest peoples.  I don’t know monkeys so I don’t know if that is true.  I have been around a lot of humans, though, and I believe that you could fairly put … Continue reading

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