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Notes on “Sweet Dreams”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Marco Bellocchio may be the dean of contemporary filmmakers, but few talk about him. When he makes a good movie, people shrug and say something about “Fists in the Pocket.” They don’t seem to realize that … Continue reading

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Movie Posters: “The Reckless Moment”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: One of the great female-centered noirs, Max Ophuls’ “The Reckless Moment,” first released in 1949, has been ill-treated by whatever multinational entertainment conglomerate owns its video rights. Some 20 years after the dawn of modern video … Continue reading

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Notes on “The Last of the Mohicans”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: This 1936 adaptation of James Fenimore Cooper’s frontier classic was directed by George B. Seitz, a veteran of the silent serials, and in its simplicity and rat-a-tat pacing it’s likely to appeal most to young boys … Continue reading

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“Elle”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Over the last 20 years Paul Verhoeven has displayed a fascination for put-through-the-wringer women. He likes their defiant glamour and their steadfastness in the face of chaos. In “Showgirls,” “Black Book,” and now “Elle” one has … Continue reading

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Juxtaposin’: Pressers

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Notes on “Sully”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Perhaps it took an older director, and one with the conservative impulses of Clint Eastwood, to make the story of Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger into a movie about the heroism of dutifulness. Though “Sully” is set in … Continue reading

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Movie Posters: Three Deneuves

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: What is it about Catherine Deneuve that prompts desecration? It sometimes seemed as though her directors needed to spoil her in order to properly venerate her. Perhaps it’s the placid opaqueness of her beauty that encouraged … Continue reading

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