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“High-Rise” (Directed by Ben Wheatley)

High-Rise (2016) Director: Ben Wheatley Writers: Amy Jump & Ben Wheatley Cast:  Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans, Elizabeth Moss A magnificent adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s cooly savage, satirical novel, Ben Wheatley’s “High-Rise” is gruesomely faithful to Ballard’s … Continue reading

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“The Lobster” (2016)

The Lobster  Director:  Yorgos Lanthimos Writer(s):  Efthymis Filippou and Yorgos Lanthimos Cast: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, John C. Reilly, Ashley Jensen Don’t get me wrong, I genuinely liked “The Lobster”. Love the notion of an alt-reality where being single … Continue reading

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“Down Terrace” (movie review)

Down Terrace (2009) Director: Ben Wheatley Screenplay:  Robin Hill & Ben Wheatley Cast:  Robert Hill, Robin Hill, Julia Deakin, David Schaal, Tony Way, Kerry Peacock, Michael Smiley Count me among Ben Wheatley’s great admirers—it is directors like him (along with … Continue reading

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“Bunny and the Bull” (movie review)

Bunny and the Bull (2010) Writer and Director: Paul King Cast: Edward Hogg, Simon Farnaby, Veronica Echegui, Julian Barratt, Noel Fielding, Richard Ayoade Due to circumstances that eventually become clear, Stephen (Edward Hogg) hasn’t left his apartment in almost a … Continue reading

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“Valley of the Bees” (1967)–Review

Valley of the Bees (1967) Director: Frantisek Vlacil Screenplay: Vladimir Korner & Frantisek Vlacil Cast: Petr Cepek, Jan Kacer, Vera Galatikova, Josef Somr I have fallen in love with the Czech “New Wave”. To date, I’ve seen a number of … Continue reading

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“Hard To Be a God” (Movie Review)

Hard To Be a God (2013) Director: Aleksei German Screenplay: Svetlana Karmalita & Aleksei German Cast: Leonid Yarmolnik, Dmitri Vladimirov, Laura Pitskhelauri, Aleksandr Ilyin How does one even begin to review, to assess, to assimilate Aleksei German’s “Hard To Be a God”? Any discussion of … Continue reading

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“The Zero Theorem” (Directed by Terry Gilliam)

Director: Terry Gilliam Screenplay: Pat Rushin Cast: Christoph Waltz, David Thewlis, Melanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges, Matt Damon Terry Gilliam wants to know what makes us special. What separates us, as individuals, from the hive mind of humanity, the constant background … Continue reading

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