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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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“Reel Injuns”

Paleo Retiree writes: Half-interesting, half-annoying CBC-produced doc, directed and hosted by Neil Diamond, a Canadian Cree, about Hollywood’s treatment of Native Americans; the Question Lady and I caught it recently on Netflix Instant. It’s in the “this topic means 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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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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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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