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  • Pasolini

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  • Irma Vep

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  • SalΓ², or the 120 Days of Sodom

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  • The Craft

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  • Pasolini

    Pasolini

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    Really affecting portrait of/tribute to Pasolini by another wildly iconoclastic Italian filmmaker that takes the strange, hypnotic form of deliberately menial and opaque moments from the artist's day-to-day life peppered in alongside lengthy fantasy sequences envisioning his post-Salo creative projects that would never come to fruition, all contained within a bleak, mournfully paced dirge through the final days of his life that seems to suggest a personal and political apocalypse. Everything is slow, doom-laden, dark and sepia-toned; the centerpiece of…

  • Irma Vep

    Irma Vep

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    movies take me so far away. but love brings me back to you.Β 

    Playful, meta, candid, redundant, messy, exuberant, ultimately sort of life affirming expansion on Irma VepΒ (β€˜96) and Assayas’ entire life/legacy as an artist disguised as a remake. Opens on something of an honest, state-of-the-union reflection on contemporary cinema (superheroes, controversial castration, phone call after phone call, the silly exhaustion of international stardom) via its remake of a remake within a remake of a remake premise, and while it…

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