Category: monday movie

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Monday Movie: Belle de Jour, by David Bax

It would be irresponsibly chronocentric to look at Luis Buñuel’s Belle de Jour and find its kinky sexual frankness shocking for its era. This was the 60s and this was France; it’s likely few were shocked. But, still, it feels...

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Monday Movie: Hudson Hawk, by David Bax

People have said a lot of things about Bruce Willis, most of them unflattering, but we may all be underrating just how much of a grade-A weirdo he is. After the success of Moonlighting and two Die Hard movies, the...

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Monday Movie: Sands of Iwo Jima, by David Bax

Allan Dwan’s Sands of Iwo Jima is an all-time classic. Its DNA, a blend of swashbuckling adventure, camaraderie, nobility and solemn fatalism not only informed later World War II projects like Saving Private Ryan (soldiers are killed almost immediately after...

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Monday Movie: The Graduate, by David Bax

Recently, I was washing my hands in a restaurant bathroom when “The Sound of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel started playing over the sound system. The man at the next sink, with a quizzical look, asked me, “What is this...

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Monday Movie: Loulou, by David Bax

Almost 30 years after the release of Maurice Pialat’s sometimes hilarious, often uncomfortable Loulou, it would still be seen as a big deal for movie to star both Isabelle Huppert and Gerard Depardieu. Here, though, in the early stages of...

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Monday Movie: The Damned Don’t Cry, by David Bax

The Damned Don’t Cry is notable for more than just having one of the greatest titles in the history of movies but even if it weren’t, that would still be enough. Whatever those lurid words may suggest to you, what exists...