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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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Notes on “White God”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Artists have used animals to comment on the human condition since Homer. There’s often something to be gained in recognizing that animals experience the world through alien eyes — that their existence isn’t necessarily contingent on … Continue reading

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Notes on “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” intends to condemn the divorce laws of Israeli, yet it’s more interesting for the debate it poses between personal liberty and traditional authoritarianism. What is the last movie to put … Continue reading

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Burning Burns

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Listening to Meryl Streep impersonate the persnickety, dying-quail voice of Eleanor Roosevelt in Ken Burns’ “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” you get the sense that this is the role she’s been waiting to play since she … Continue reading

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Notes on “Viva Las Vegas”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Viva Las Vegas” pulls off a nifty trick: it uses the corporatization of Elvis to augment and comment on his appeal. Elvis plays Lucky Jackson, a racecar driver whose fortunes belie his name. Ann-Margret is the … Continue reading

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“Nightdreams”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: In the opening scene of the 1981 “Nightdreams,” porn princess Dorothy LeMay furiously works her pussy as she barks lines at the camera. The sound of a heartbeat thumps below her monologue. “I know you’re watching … Continue reading

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