Tagged: drama

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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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TIFF 2022: Godland, by David Bax

According to the text onscreen at the beginning of the film, Hlynur Pálmason‘s Godland is inspired by a collection of 19th century photographic plates discovered in the Icelandic wilderness, apparently taken by a Danish priest. This is a fiction invented...

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Monday Movie: Images, by Alexander Miller

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This review of Images originally ran as a Criterion prediction. The plethora that is Robert Altman’s filmography bears many fruit and Images is among of his best, under-appreciated films. First off,...

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Peter von Kant: Man Alive, by David Bax

There’s a distinction to be made, for what it’s worth, that François Ozon’s new film, Peter von Kant, is not technically an adaption of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1972 film The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant but rather a new...

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Breaking: Inside Man, by David Bax

With Breaking, director Abi Damaris Corbin pulls a bit of a trick on you. With its cool color palette, handheld cinematography (courtesy of Doug Emmett, whose credits include Sorry to Bother You and The Edge of Seventeen) and gimmicks like...

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Monday Movie: The French Lieutenant’s Woman, by David Bax

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This review of The French Lieutenant’s Woman originally ran as a home video review. Karel Reisz’s The French Lieutenant’s Woman is much more than a way to listen to people repeatedly...

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Beast: Shallow Pleasures, by David Bax

Taking into account both human and animal safety, relying completely on CGI when it comes to a movie featuring multiple instances of hand to hand combat with a furious lion is obviously the ethical way to go. All of the...