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Title Matchup: Alice vs Alice

In Title Matchup we pit two films with the exact same title against each other to see which comes out on top. Today’s versus match is between Woody Allen’s Alice (1990) and Jan Švankmajer’s Alice (1989). 269 more words

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Movie Review: Little Otik (2000)

Rating: C/ I remember when I was about eleven, I saw a trailer for a Jan Svankmajer film called Lunacy, which involved dancing pieces of raw meat interspersed with people screaming/ being tortured. 731 more words

Flora

Director: Jan Švankmajer
Release Date: 1989
Rating: ★★★★
Review:

‘Flora’ is an ultra-short film made for MTV. It only lasts 30 seconds.

In it we watch a woman who’s tied down to a hospital bed. 104 more words

★★★★

Tma, světlo, tma (Darkness Light Darkness)

Director: Jan Švankmajer
Release Date: 1989
Rating: ★★★★★
Review:

In ‘Darkness Light Darkness’ we watch several body parts entering a small room in order to assemble a complete man. 250 more words

European Films

Another Kind of Love

Director: Jan Švankmajer
Release Date: September 1988
Rating: ★★★★
Review:

‘Another Kind of Love’ is a beautiful result of the glory days of MTV: A video clip by Jan Švankmajer! 126 more words

★★★★

Mužné hry (Virile Games)

Director: Jan Švankmajer
Release Date: 1988
Rating: ★★★★½
Review:

Švankmajer’s films in the communist years preceding the velvet revolution of 1989 show a lighter tone than his earlier films. 239 more words

European Films

Jan Svankmajer: Surrealism in the Contemporary World

Following the much documented downfall of Surrealism as a movement we find numerous contemporary artists working in its idiom but few claiming to maintain its philosophy. 1,138 more words

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