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Movie Poster Du Jour: “The Green Slime”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Related I love the theme song.

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Capitulation

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: A Russian who immigrated to Paris in the early 1920s, Dimitri Kirsanoff was above all an avant-gardist. However, he wasn’t above employing Griffith-style melodrama when it suited his purposes. In his “Menilmontant,” a brief, richly volatile work about a … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Illumination”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Art by Franciszek Starowieyski. Related I wrote (perhaps somewhat incoherently) about Zanussi’s “Contract” back here.

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “1941”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: With art by David McMacken.

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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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“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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