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BR: Stay As You Are / Così come sei (1978)

BR: Stay As You Are / Così come sei (1978)

December 4, 2016 | By

Perhaps an obvious attempt to riff on Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Last Tango in Paris (1972), producer Giovanni Bertolucci and director Alberto Lattuada delivered this variant of a May-October fling that’s peppered with a dash of possible incest…

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DVD: Breezy (1973)

DVD: Breezy (1973)

December 4, 2016 | By

In what may be one of Clint Eastwood’s oddest directorial choices, Breezy feels like an attempt to bridge the generation gap between flower children and grumpypantsters by going for extremes in this early January / early December romance in which high school graduate Breezy falls for a presumably late forties / early fifties realtor in Laurel Canyon, California…

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BR: It Came from Outer Space (1953)

BR: It Came from Outer Space (1953)

November 30, 2016 | By

A sci-fi classic of the first order, It Came from Outer Space is packed with a mass of genre clichés, some of which were seeded in a script co-authored by Ray Bradbury, but the film remains oddly fresh, perhaps because it’s neither a full-on bug-eyed monster movie, nor a minimalist thriller…

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Film: Celtic Soul (2016)

Film: Celtic Soul (2016)

November 25, 2016 | By

Spawning from a mutual admiration via Twitter, actor / Montrealer Jay Baruchel and Fox sports commentator Eoin O’Callaghan decided to meet, and somewhere amid their hanging out came the idea to travel to Ireland and trace Baruchel’s maternal roots, and attend a game at Celtic Park (aka Paradise) in Glasgow, Scotland, and watch the pair’s beloved team in action…

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BR: Masks (2011)

BR: Masks (2011)

November 22, 2016 | By

Andreas Marschall’s open love letter to Dario Argento and the giallo is packed with numerous elements designed to tickle genre fans, and it manages to succeed for the most part in its first third, as Britt, a young student at an acting academy, is confronted by a gloved, masked, saber-wielding killer in her apartment…

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Podcast Interview with Do Not Resist Director Craig Atkinson

Podcast Interview with Do Not Resist Director Craig Atkinson

November 21, 2016 | By

Review of the unsettling doc Do Not Resist + Podcast Interview with Director Craig Atkinson on the militarization of local U.S. police forces.

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Film: Do Not Resist (2016)

Film: Do Not Resist (2016)

November 21, 2016 | By

After serving as cinematographer and co-producer on several documentaries (including 2012’s festival hit Detropia), Craig Atkinson’s directorial debut comes with a bang as the chance positioning with a camera crew in Ferguson, MI, resulted in capturing footage of the street protests and police crackdown, the latter involving the use of heavy decommissioned army surplus vehicles…

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The Saga of Franca Viola: The Most Beautiful Wife (1970)

The Saga of Franca Viola: The Most Beautiful Wife (1970)

November 18, 2016 | By

Review of Damiano Damiani’s docu-drama The Most Beautiful Wife / La Moglie Più Bella (1970), starring Ornella Muti and Alessio Orano, and released on Blu by Twilight Time.

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BR: Most Beautiful Wife, The / Moglie Più Bella, La (1970)

BR: Most Beautiful Wife, The / Moglie Più Bella, La (1970)

November 18, 2016 | By

The initial impression from the poster art and compacted summaries is that The Most Beautiful Wife is a sleazy tale of a child bride or an illicit relationship between a teen and an older man, but Damiano Damiani’s film is a thinly veiled bio-drama of Franca Viola…

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Podcast Interview with Age of Consequences Director Jared Scott

Podcast Interview with Age of Consequences Director Jared Scott

November 17, 2016 | By

Review of the provocative climate change doc The Age of Consequences + Podcast Interview with Director Jared Scott.

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