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  • A Day in the Country

    A Day in the Country


    A gorgeous miniature from the maestro. If it has any flaw, it is that it is "unfinished". If the likes of Grand Illusion, Rules of the Game, and The River can be seen as Renoir's great cinematic symphonies, then A Day in the Country is a sublime and stirring piece of chamber music. A delicate visual string quartet in two movements.

  • Whispering Pages

    Whispering Pages


    I had to get a spatula to scrape my jaw off the floor after seeing this film for the first time. Dizzying, disorienting, and dazzling imagery. The source may mostly be the second half of "Crime and Punishment", but Sokurov transforms it into pure cinematic poetry.

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  • The Whisperer in Darkness

    The Whisperer in Darkness


    You gotta admire what these motivated Lovecraft-geeks have done here, and with their prior silent adaptation of "The Call of Cthulhu". Both films are shot on the double cheap in the true, modern guerilla-filmmaking spirit. They are also the most faithful Lovecraft adaptations ever produced.

  • The General

    The General


    In the entry for The General in Jim Kline's fabulous The Complete Films of Buster Keaton he wrote the following...
    "If someone wanted to know just who the real Buster Keaton was, what kind of personality he had, what he was really like as a flesh-and-blood human being, one need only watch The General... it is Keaton's most personal film, embodying his personality, his essence, his spirit, more than any one he ever made, more than any interview he ever…