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Criterion Reflections – Shame (1968) – Fs

27 December 2016 10:30 AM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

David’s Quick Take for the Tl;Dr Media Consumer: 

Shame is Ingmar Bergman’s “war movie,” a disclosure that already feels to me like I said too much, since I went into this one knowing next to nothing about it and was therefore all the more pleasantly stunned and staggered by the discovery. So if you haven’t yet watched it, stop reading now, and go do so right away, or at least before you proceed much further in reading here. It’s an excellent film and in my opinion, yet another marvelous, essential “must see” entry into Bergman’s canon. (Other critics, and even the director, don’t share my assessment; I’ll address that below.) But for those who’ve seen it, I have to figure they can agree with my surprise at the inclusion of screaming fighter jets, exploding grenades, dead paratroopers hanging from branches, machine gun blasts, »

- David Blakeslee

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Criterion Reflections – Spirits of the Dead (1968) – Fs

4 December 2016 3:34 PM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

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The resume is solid and the references check out: Federico Fellini, Louis Malle, Roger Vadim each shouldering a directorial third of the project, with talented crews working at their behest to create visually elegant environments to support the stories they tell. Top shelf recruits from leading “beautiful people” actors of their generation: Brigitte Bardot. Alain Delon. Jane Fonda. Peter Fonda. And then there’s Terence Stamp, probably less renowned than the preceding quartet, is roguishly seductive as a disheveled blond wastrel with a suicidal bent. Source material drawn and freely adapted from short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Ray Charles contributes to the soundtrack. A goosebump inducing first person Pov midnight dash through the streets and alleyways of Rome in a vintage 1964 Ferrari Lmb Fantuzzi just adds extra sprinkles on top. Though the overall impact of the film makes it »

- David Blakeslee

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Criterion Reflections – Genocide (1968) – Es 37

27 November 2016 7:15 PM, PST | CriterionCast | See recent CriterionCast news »

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Genocide is the fourth and final title included in Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku, a box set containing the sum total of a short lived experiment that the fabled Japanese studio conducted in the late 1960s. For a movie that doesn’t feature any giant monsters stomping on buildings or blasting victims with exploding laser beams, it otherwise manages to tick off just about every other item associated with Japanese post-apocalyptic sci-fi horror disaster cliches of its era:

a solemn moralistic condemnation of militarized atomic weaponry that both opens and closes the film in a book-ending framework the valiant effort of a few ordinary heroes who bravely put their lives at risk in order to save humanity from its self-inflicted demise involvement of hostile aliens who determine that humans are unworthy to survive after squandering the opportunity »

- David Blakeslee

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Daguerrotype | 2016 Toronto Int. Film Festival Review

11 September 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Spirits of the Dead: Kurosawa Continues Ghostly Leitmotifs in First French Language Film

Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa makes a surprise venture into French language cinema with the intriguingly titled Daguerrotype (which is a better fit than its original English language moniker, The Woman in the Silver Plate, but in French is known as La Secret de la chamber noire, which is something more like The Secret of the Dark Room).

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- Nicholas Bell

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Odessa Young short film ‘Highway’ to screen at the BFI London Film Festival

1 September 2016 6:17 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian short film Highway, written and directed by Vanessa Gazy, produced by Tim Russell and Michael Wark and starring the swiftly-rising Odessa Young, will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival next month.

Highway is Gazy.s second major short following her Aftrs film Foal, which was nominated for Adg and Awg awards in 2015 and is currently screening onboard certain Virgin flights.

Leading lady Young was singled out by critics for her performances in Simon Stone's The Daughter and Sue Brooks' Looking for Grace. In Highway, she plays troubled teen Hester Black, who is hitchhiking on an eerie mountain pass when her radio begins to receive phantom news signals from the future bearing very bad news.

.We are truly thrilled to have been selected for the BFI London Film Festival," said Gazy. "It is a great honour to be given the opportunity to showcase our little piece of »

- Staff Writer

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Australian short film ‘Highway’ to screen at the BFI London Film Festival

1 September 2016 6:17 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Australian short film Highway, written and directed by Vanessa Gazy, produced by Tim Russell and Michael Wark and starring the swiftly-rising Odessa Young, will premiere at the BFI London Film Festival next month.

Highway is Gazy.s second major short film following on from her award-winning Aftrs short film Foal, which was nominated for Adg and Awg awards in 2015 and is currently screening onboard certain Virgin flights.

Leading lady Young was singled out by critics for her performances in Simon Stone's The Daughter and Sue Brooks' Looking for Grace. In Highway, she plays troubled teen Hester Black, who is hitchhiking on an eerie mountain pass when her radio begins to receive phantom news signals from the future bearing very bad news.

.We are truly thrilled to have been selected for the BFI London Film Festival," said Gazy. "It is a great honour to be given the opportunity to »

- Staff Writer

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