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Giallo-a-go-go: Dario Argento’s The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) – Blu-ray review

Giallo-a-go-go: Dario Argento’s The Bird With The Crystal Plumage (1970) – Blu-ray review

One of the most perfectly realised prototypes of any director, as Argento commits to honing florid style over substance. The Bird With The..

June 13, 2017 with 0 Comments
Hard Of Earring: Max Ophüls’ Madame De… (1953) – Blu-ray review

Hard Of Earring: Max Ophüls’ Madame De… (1953) – Blu-ray review

Caveat emptor, and then some.  A pair of earrings provides the dazzling fulcrum for Ophüls’ bittersweet romance about the transience of..

May 20, 2017 with 0 Comments
Au hasard, Dachshund – Todd Solondz’s Wiener-Dog (2016) – DVD review

Au hasard, Dachshund – Todd Solondz’s Wiener-Dog (2016) – DVD review

A throwback to 1990s shock-satire with one problem – enfant terrible Solondz has grown up and hasn’t figured out how to mix sobriety..

January 17, 2017 with 0 Comments
Sidewalk Surfin’: Catherine Hardwicke’s Lords Of Dogtown (2005) – Blu-ray review

Sidewalk Surfin’: Catherine Hardwicke’s Lords Of Dogtown (2005) – Blu-ray review

A filmed memoir that drags you along in its slipstream with an exuberant sense of teenage freedom – and the cinematic style to match...

November 28, 2016 with 0 Comments
Master Shot: Francois Truffaut’s Day For Night (1973) – Criterion Blu-ray review

Master Shot: Francois Truffaut’s Day For Night (1973) – Criterion Blu-ray review

One of the best films about filmmaking, because it’s literally about the making. It doesn’t even matter what’s being made. The making..

November 2, 2016 with 0 Comments
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