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  • Daisies 1966

    Watched 26 Oct, 2014

    "Daisies was banned in its native Czechoslovakia for nine years “for depicting the wanton.” As is usual, a censoring body’s rationale for suppressing a work provides the most enticing advertisement for it. Who isn’t ever in the mood for some wantonness (unless you’re one of the aforementioned boring people)? Of course, once you watch the movie, you suspect the real reason for the ban was that some government drone felt phantom dick pains while watching it and overreacted. Because a lot of Marie and Marie’s acts of rebellion stick a pinkie in the eye of dudes everywhere."

  • Red Army 2014

    Watched 27 Oct, 2014

    The only really entertaining aspect is how out of their depth the filmmakers are with their subjects. Fetisov in particular has them so thoroughly under his thumb that they eagerly include all the scenes of him displaying open contempt for the filming process.

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