Monday, November 28, 2022

Creepy stumbles on concern for plot over authentically creepy moments —...

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Though a bit bogged down by the superficiality of constraints of the police procedural, Creepy (Kuripi: Itsuwari no rinjin), the new movie by Japanese...

Though beautiful to look at, ‘House of Pleasures’ presents dark picture...

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Often depicted as a supplemental aspect used to illuminate a larger story in Hollywood movies, or, worse, as a joke, prostitution rarely receives a...

In Tesoros adventures create the basis for community — A Miami...

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Tesoros, the wonderful new film by Director María Novaro, of Danzón fame, already stands as one of the best films this writer has seen this...

Film Review: 'After Lucia' holds unflinching lens to bullying

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A bold and important film debuted in Miami during the Miami International Film Festival in March that only recently found a distributor. The Miami...

‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’: the last of the great...

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Though it was David Bowie's first starring role in a feature film, Nicolas Roeg's 1976 movie the Man Who Fell to Earth is far...

Paris Can Wait captures frustrating mysteries of love — a film...

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Though straightforward and not without some technical impurities, not to mention a few trite romantic comedy tropes, Paris Can Wait has a creeping appeal...

As Pink Floyd reissue mania continues, allow me a few words...

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Pink Floyd has seen quite a resurgence in interest these past couple of years. Since the blog began, I have referenced them often. There...

American Psycho and the undying vitality of yuppie scum — a...

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Bret Easton Ellis’ 1991 book American Psycho offered a rather harrowing look back at the seeming end of yuppie relevance in the late 1980s...

Film Review: Andrea Arnold’s raw and impressionistic take on ‘Wuthering Heights’

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I lingered round them, under that benign sky: watched the moths fluttering among the heath and harebells, listened to the soft wind breathing through...

Film Review: ‘Her’ explores loner experience by deconstructing intimacy through hyper-real...

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With Her, director Spike Jonze offers one of the strongest and most prescient films of his career. Using a delicate sense of humor and compassion, his fourth...