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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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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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Juxtaposin': Radical Race In Movies

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Part 2.

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Notes on “Turn Back the Clock”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I had an okay time with this rather flimsy and almost Capraesque Lee Tracy film about an Average Joe who gets to relive the recent past. Because he knows what’ll happen, he makes himself into a financial … Continue reading

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Trans Viewing: “Beautiful Darling” and “Becoming Chaz”

Paleo Retiree writes: For no particular reason, The Question Lady and I spent a couple of recent evenings watching docs that we found on Netflix Instant about trans people. The first one was about a transvestite while the second concerned a female-to-male transsexual.

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Movie Poster Du Jour: “Citizen Kane”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: For the first big re-release, in 1956.

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