Category: reviews

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Cunningham: Flat-Footed, by David Bax

Starting off with a bit of disclosure, I was unable to catch a 3D screening of Alla Kovgan’s Cunningham. Not that I’m exactly losing sleep over it. Despite my ongoing resolution not to turn into an old crank, I’ve never...

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Home Video Hovel: Olivia, by David Bax

From the vantage point of the toxic masculinity in which we men were raised, most female friendships are indistinguishable from love affairs. The openness, the tenderness, even the acrimony all exist at deeper levels than we tend to allow ourselves...

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Home Video Hovel: All About Eve, by David Bax

From the opening narration by George Sanders, a dazzlingly loquacious bit of verbiage in which he, ironically, makes fun of the character on screen for being long-winded, it’s clear that Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s All About Eve is going to be...

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Home Video Hovel: Eegah, by David Bax

As of the writing of this review, I have not watched the Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode in which they mock Arch Hall Sr.’s 1962 teensploitation mess Eegah, even though it’s available as a special feature on the new, limited...

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In Fabric: Dress to Kill, by David Bax

Among the many strange and dark delights offered by Peter Strickland’s In Fabric, perhaps the most memorable are the sales clerks. Nearly identical, like the women in Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love” video or Cloud Atlas‘s cafe slaves, but more...