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  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice


    "F-U-C-K-I-N-G-I-N-G!" "fuckinging?"

    Like The Master, this is a ghost story and a love story, about a woman and a man, and two men. The relationship between Doc and Bigfoot is incredibly sweet and sad; the latter is just a lonely guy too bigoted to let his guard down and accept that he enjoys Doc's company, and his lonely night calls to our heroic stoner (they hate each other but have each other's home lines?) are a desperate plea for an…

  • Hard to Be a God

    Hard to Be a God


    With more farts than Blazing Saddles and enough vomit to rival Bad Taste, Aleksej German's final film is so vivid that you'd think it had revived smell-o-vision.

    Like František Vláčil's Marketa Lazarová, this medievil epic - set on the planet Arkanar, which in its 13th Century is experiencing its Renaissance - is influenced little by plot, and instead cocoons the viewer into its primitive speck of the macrocosm. The idea is time travel - not so much evoking a period…