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TIFF 2022: Daliland, by David Bax

Mary Harron’s Daliland opens with the classic footage of famed surrealist painter Salvador Dali appearing on a 1952 episode of the game show What’s My Line?, befuddling contestants by answering “yes” to every single question asked about him. It’s an...

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Monday Movie: Dersu Uzala, by Alexander Miller

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This review of Dersu Uzala originally ran as a Criterion prediction. Dersu Uzala was a huge comeback for Akira Kurosawa, who suffered a series of setbacks and hardships before collaborating...

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Benediction: Does It Matter?, by David Bax

Terence Davies’ Benediction contains poetry. On the one hand, that’s a literal description of the movie; it’s a biography of twentieth century British poet Siegfried Sassoon. But those familiar with Davies‘ work will know that it’s also a description of...

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The Trailer Project with Alexander Miller: Searching For the Death of America: Bonnie and Clyde, Night of the Living Dead, Easy Rider

The Trailer Project with Alexander Miller: Searching For the Death of America: Bonnie and Clyde, Night of the Living Dead, Easy Rider “Searching for the Death of America – Three Films That Killed the Sixties” Contains images of Historical Violence...

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Aline: That’s the Way It Is, by David Bax

Please don’t let yourself get played the way that I did. Don’t be fooled by headlines promising that Valérie Lermercier’s Aline “has to be seen to be believed.” Sure, the one weird thing about it–director/co-writer/star Lermercier plays the title character,...