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  • Hellzapoppin'
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives
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  • The Weekend

    ★★★

  • Prey

    ★★★½

  • Aliens

    ★★★★★

  • The Adventures of Iron Pussy

    ★★★

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  • The Adventures of Iron Pussy

    The Adventures of Iron Pussy

    ★★★

    Any fan of both art-house slow cinema and grindhouse genre fare can identify plenty of similarities between the two: relatively low budgets, use of real locations with minimal sets, a disregard for character consistency, unconventional pacing, and forgoing narrative coherence in favor of cinematic experimentation and sublime imagery.

    Still, it’d be a bit startling to learn that Carlos Reygadas directed Casa De Mis Padre, or Kelly Reichardt made The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. So going into the pastiche The Adventures…

  • Slipstream

    Slipstream

    ★★★

    This movie, directed by Anthony Hopkins, makes me think that Anthony Hopkins’ favorite Anthony Hopkins movie is Freejack.

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  • La Région Centrale

    La Région Centrale

    ★★★★½

    1. The Introduction
    Around two-thirty on Sunday afternoon Chantel Akerman stepped out of a car with a grin as wide as one of Chris Marker’s cats. She looked at the long line of people waiting to enter the Light Industry for a rare showing of Michael Snow’s LA REGION CENTRALE. “Wonderful! Is so good to see so many people. You will all love it!” She walked down the line smiling and waving, excited to introduce a film she considers one…

  • The Mystery of Picasso

    The Mystery of Picasso

    ★★★★½

    About halfway through THE MYSTERY OF PICASSO Clouzot interrupts the film's format, a blank canvas being filled in by Picasso, to provide a behind the scenes look at the process of constructing the film itself. After an image is complete, we see a shot of Claude Renoir behind the camera, followed by the removal of the canvas and the reveal of a shirtless Picasso putting a lid on his marker.

    Up to this point Picasso has been invisible during the…