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Silkwood (1983)

I watched this the day Mike Nichols died. I went through a serious Nichols kick last month so his influence and impact on cinema was extremely fresh when I found out he died. 267 more words

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The Witches (1990)

I’ve definitely seen odds and ends fromThe Witches in the past but I can’t recall ever seeing it from beginning to end. I’m studying the work of Nicolas Roeg at the minute so thought it was a fitting time to give it a spin. 215 more words

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The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963)

I’m always knocked out by Mario Bava. It seems that every major film he made spawned some kind of sub-genre. A Bay of Blood supposedly kickstarted the mass body-count slashers of the 70s and 80s, … 401 more words

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Whatever Works (2009)

This is just another typical Woody Allen movie but there can be great comfort in that. You know what you’re getting with Woody and this delivers in the same way many of his other movies deliver. 116 more words

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Promised Land (2012)

I’m really into Gus Van Sant at the moment and Promised Land is one of those movies that seemed to come and go, never to be spoken about again. 234 more words

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Rabid Dogs (1974)

I’ve been chipping away at Mario Bava’s filmography for about two years now (thanks Arrow’s glorious blu-ray releases) and I’m always impressed by his work. Rabid Dogs really stands separate from his trademark films though and is something of a forgotton grindhouse classic not to mention a late-career masterwork from the Italian maestro. 265 more words

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Mr. Turner (2014)

I’m not a huge fan of the whole kitchen-sink side of British cinema. I’m not against it, it’s just not to my tastes. But out of all the filmmakers to originate from that movement, I’ve always had an intense fondness for Mike Leigh (I almost typed Spike Lee then, that would have been weird). 149 more words

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