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Entries Tagged as 'Screenings'

Screenings: Perfume – The Story of a Murderer (2006)

July 6th, 2014 · No Comments

The Obsessive Quest To Bottle The Essence Of A Soul seems bound to a literary concept, but it works. Actor Ben Whishaw is perfect as The Obsessed.

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Screenings: I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

July 5th, 2014 · No Comments

This World War II espionage thriller is hilarious. Intentionally, it seems. Deborah Kerr’s would-be Mata Hari has spunk.

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Screenings: Life Itself (2014)

July 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Documentary of Roger Ebert’s famous career, ordeal with cancer, and inspiring marriage. I was near tears several times. Essential.

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Screenings: I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)

July 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

Not enough pre-Code raciness, but plenty of the old ham from Paul Muni in the lead. Stereotypes R us.

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Screenings: Carrie (2013)

June 21st, 2014 · No Comments

This remake was unnecessary. They could have at least copied the original’s shock ending.

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Screenings: Ernest & Celestine (2013)

June 18th, 2014 · No Comments

The tolerance lesson is obvious from the start, but this French animation charms throughout. Vivid character quirks for a bunch of anthropomorphs.

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Screenings: The Agony and the Ecstasy (1966)

June 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Charlton Heston’s Michelangelo as mercurial artist? Okay. Rex Harrison’s Julius as papal warlord? History lesson for me.

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Screenings: Dancer in the Dark (2000)

June 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Not an admirer of her music, but Bjork completely inhabited the character of Selma (or vice versa). A mesmerizing final half-hour.

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Screenings: Love (1971)

June 13th, 2014 · No Comments

Stark black & white Hungarian film intersperses rapid cuts of multiple random images throughout. A dying woman’s last memories? So unusual.

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Screenings: Last Tango in Paris (1972)

June 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Revisited this as I feared I was unfair to it years ago. I wasn’t: still a piece of trash masquerading as art. I rate it four zzzz’s.

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