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Metamorphoses | Review

22 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT

Europa, Europa: Honore Eloquently Updates Ovid for Masterful, Playful Adaptation

There really isn’t a modern counterpart (even if Francois Ozon might come close) for the style and sensibility of director Christophe Honore’s Metamorphoses, an adaptation of Ovid’s classic text, updated for the 21st century.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Criterion Collection: Multiple Maniacs | Blu-ray Review

21 March 2017 4:45 PM, PDT

Since the possibility of a new John Waters feature now seems unlikely (considering his last film was 2003’s A Dirty Shame), it’s with colossal excitement to rediscover the boundary pushing filmmaker’s previously obscure 1970 sophomore feature, Multiple Maniacs, a black and white assault on the senses which predates his garish and still formidable 1972 breakout, Pink Flamingos.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Elle | Blu-ray Review

21 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT

Isabelle Huppert scored some of the best notices of her prolific career with Paul Verhoeven’s Elle.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Criterion Collection: Canoa: a Shameful Memory | Blu-ray Review

21 March 2017 11:00 AM, PDT

Described as “one of Mexico’s most highly regarded works of political cinema,” Criterion resurrects the highly charged 1976 documentary, Canoa: A Shameful Memory, from director Felipe Cazals.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Chilly Scenes of Winter | Blu-ray Review

21 March 2017 10:00 AM, PDT

Among the many interesting elements of Joan Micklin Silver’s 1979 title Chilly Scenes of Winter is the film’s troubled theatrical release.

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- Nicholas Bell

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War on Everyone | Blu-ray Review

21 March 2017 9:30 AM, PDT

Following his 2011 debut The Guard and his moody 2014 sophomore feature Calvary, British filmmaker John Michael McDonaugh hits a false note with his first Us set feature, War on Everyone.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Evolution | Blu-ray Review

21 March 2017 9:00 AM, PDT

One of the best but most overlooked theatrical releases of 2016 was Lucile Hadzihalilovic’s sophomore film Evolution, a creepy coming-of-age body horror film about a group of young boys being raised by mysterious women (who may not be human), on a desolate island.

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- Nicholas Bell

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The Conversation: Producer Olivier Père

20 March 2017 11:30 AM, PDT

Since joining Arte France Cinema in 2013, producer Olivier Père has become a prolific fixture on the Croisette. Making a bow in Un Certain Regard as co-producer of Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake and Claire Denis’ Bastards, Père has quickly assumed a formidable position as one of the most notable names associated with projects by world renowned auteurs.

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- Nicholas Bell

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