Category Archives: Movies

Notes on “Every-Night Dreams”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: There’s an almost cubist visual sensibility at work in this 1933 silent from director Mikio Naruse. Scenes are fractured into barrages of angles, the camera sometimes moving in on its subjects in kamikaze fashion. Many of the … Continue reading

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Showtune Saturday: “Dentist”

Eddie Pensier writes: Certainly the best song sung by Steve Martin playing a sadistic biker-dentist in a musical horror movie about a cannibalistic plant based on a stage musical derived from a Roger Corman film, ever. From Frank Oz’s Little Shop … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “1941”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: With art by David McMacken.

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“Crazy Wisdom”

Paleo Retiree writes: Doc about Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Tibetan monk who was mostly responsible for bringing Tibetan Buddhism to the west. He was a big figure in the counterculture from the ’60s through the ’80s (he died in 1987 … Continue reading

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Crusades

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Zero for Conduct, “Jean Vigo’s rough-hewn, poetic evocation of youth under the strain of institutionalized education, is nearly impossible to summarize in words. Among other things, it’s perhaps the greatest expression of the anarchic impulse ever put on film. In … Continue reading

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The Camera Loves…

Blowhard, Esq. writes: …Lauren Bacall, 1924-2014. RIP. 

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“Particle Fever”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: If you’re as cynical as I am, you might get something out of this documentary, which is currently available on Netflix Instant. It chronicles the attempts of physicists associated with CERN to detect the Higgs-Boson, that pesky “god … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Diary of a Country Priest”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Captures the sense of heightened stillness evoked by Bresson’s style.

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“Los Angeles Plays Itself” (2003)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: It was recently announced that LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF, the previously difficult to find film essay written and directed by Thom Andersen, is finally being released on video. Although completed in 2003, the documentary about Los Angeles’ portrayal … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin': Radical Race In Movies

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Part 2.

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