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Docs About Movies 4: “Side By Side”

Paleo Retiree writes: Another in my series of looks at good documentaries-about-movies, a movie genre in its own right and one that strikes me as particularly healthy. Previous installments in this series are here, here and here. Today … Side by … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Judex”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Italian poster for this 1963 take on the Feuillade classic. “Judex” was finally released on DVD a few months ago.

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Notes on “Vendetta of a Samurai”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Kazuo Mori’s semi-satirical action flick pops the bubble of valor surrounding the samurai genre. Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura – they’d later be featured in “The Seven Samurai” – play best friends who find themselves on opposite … Continue reading

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Docs About Movies 3: “Pablo”

Paleo Retiree writes: Episode three in my current series of writeups of documentaries-about-movies that I’ve enjoyed recently. Episode one concerned “Free Radicals“; episode two was about “Big Joy.” Today:

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Notes on “King Solomon’s Mines”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Even more than “Star Wars” or “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” this cheery travesty from the Cannon Group seems to start in the middle. The hero, Allan Quatermain, is given no introduction, and the details of … Continue reading

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Blast of Silence”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Related

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Docs About Movies 1: “Free Radicals”

Paleo Retiree writes: Sick and housebound with a cold/flu/something-or-other, I’ve been passing the time with a lot of doc-watching via Netflix Instant. Weird the way that illness makes me lose my appetite for fiction films. Why should that be? Is it as simple as … Continue reading

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