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  • Napoli, Napoli, Napoli

    Napoli, Napoli, Napoli

    ★★★★½

    I have no idea why this very fine documentary has not gotten more love. The film is about the incarcerated people of Napoli, why they ended up in prison and their past. The film does not only paint a very dark picture of Napoli, as a failed, corrupt city, it also shows very clearly how people are in fact being punished for being poor.

    Welcome to a city that, produces nothing, that has privatized everything with disastrous results, is run…

  • The Gladiator

    The Gladiator

    ★★★½

    I was expecting something really bad when I sat down to watch The Gladiator but what I got instead is an intelligent take on vigilantes. In fact much deeper and mature than most vigilante films I have seen. Yes the film looks cheep and has a B movie feel to it but the symbolism and the approach to the subject matter is anything but a B movie material.

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    A mechanic looses his brother in a car accident caused…

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  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

    ★★★★½

    I just saw The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover again or as I would call it, The Church, The Devil, Mankind and Jesus Christ.

    There are probably many ways to look at and read The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover but one of the most obvious one has to be a religious interpretation.

    Through out the film a young boy with blond hair, who looks like a Cherub, sings verses from Psalm 51, where sins are…

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    A Streetcar Named Desire

    ★★★★★

    I had forgotten how complex this film was. I saw it some 30 years ago and did not remember much from it. When watching it now I felt like I was left with more questions than answers.

    What I did get from the film is that it is about (among many things) the crashes of desires. Stella wants to please her husband and sister. Stanley wants to have respect and enjoy his life with his wife. Blanche wants to live…