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Top Down: Rooftop Cinema 2015 - WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

The film that made the director an international cinema icon, WOMEN—in typical Almodóvar style—weaves an array of colorful characters into a single, manic-depressive symphony. Carmen Maura highlights as the heroine Pepa, a TV star heartbroken by her lover Ivan (Fernando Guillén), and desperate to find her bearings. 277 more words

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The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences - I AM CUBA

For a film ostensibly dealing with the Cuban Revolution, and produced essentially as Communist propaganda, I AM CUBA has somehow managed to transcend those typically drab descriptors to remain one of the most innovative films ever made. 146 more words

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The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences - BOOGIE NIGHTS

With a script first developed in his teens and a story previously filmed as a short, Anderson delivered this wake-up call to the American cinema, weaving a poignant, tragic-yet-ultimately hopeful tapestry of lives in the late-70s Southern California “adult film” industry. 141 more words

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Top Down: Rooftop Cinema 2015 - THE 10th VICTIM

“Petri’s black comedy imagines the hunting of humans as a government-sanctioned, globally televised sport, a gladiatorial combat meant to relieve tension and settle conflicts in an otherwise anesthetized world devoted to mindless consumption. 313 more words

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The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences - HOUSE OF GAMES

Having won the Pulitzer Prize for his play GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, Mamet turned his attention to the silver screen with this no-nonsense, elemental peek into the world of con men—centered around card games specifically—for which he wrote the screenplay and directed. 140 more words

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The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences - THE KILLING OF A CHINESE BOOKIE

Cassavetes’ foray into the crime genre follows small-time nightclub owner Cosmo Vitelli (Ben Gazzara), who jumps from one big debt to another when, following his pay-off of a major gambling debt, he celebrates by losing $23,000 in a poker game that same night. 145 more words

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The Art of Reinvention: Paul Thomas Anderson & His Influences - HARD EIGHT (aka SYDNEY)

Anderson’s first feature announced a powerful new voice in American cinema at a time when Quentin Tarantino and the Coen brothers were taking cinemas by storm with their film-history-inflected, sweeping creations. 160 more words

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