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Monday, October 13 2008

Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 2

Day Two - A demanding Decalogue overflowing with everything: from fascinating international fare, misbegotten masterworks, some out of the blue bafflers, and that seminal show about “nothing”.


Wednesday, September 5 2007

Space: 1999: 30th Anniversay 17 DVD Megaset

It wanted to be a Me Decade meditation on all things cosmic and considered. Yet thanks to a 'force' outside its control, it became the lamentable last word.


Tuesday, May 1 2007

Brando

Brando is most original and inspiring when it looks at Brando's other work. As Bobby Seale remembers, "If I said, 'Constitutional democratic civil human rights,' I mean, it lit him up."


Wednesday, March 29 2006

The Evidence

The introduction of a running metanarrative that links all the episodes upsets the underlying sense of justice this formula typically provides.


Thursday, February 24 2005

Shanghai Ghetto (2002)

As survivor Henry Meisel observes in one of the supplemental, extended interviews: 'It's amazing how people can improvise.'"


Tuesday, October 7 2003

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

My intention was to make a picture that on one level was a genre movie, summer movie, kind of a cop movie, whatever that genre is, and at the same time, to serve different gods.


Thursday, June 19 2003

Hollywood Homicide (2003)

Short version: Joe's hardheaded and eats cheeseburgers, K.C.'s into fluidity and bean sprouts.


Wednesday, May 28 2003

Nevada Smith (1966)

Walking away from violence, especially in a film set in the violent old West, delivers a powerful message.


Thursday, December 20 2001

The Majestic (2001)

PULL.


Sunday, January 1 1995

Ready to Rumble (2000)

Ready to Rumble is ostensibly a simple comedy of bumbling bumpkins - in this case lovers of professional wrestling - along the lines of Farrelly brothers' films like Dumb and Dumber and Kingpin.


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