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“Agassiz” (A film by Sam Burns)

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/92797125″>AGASSIZ</a&gt; from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/user8030494″>Sam Burns</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Double feature at the Roxy Theater (Saskatoon)

Nebraska Director:  Alexander Payne Screenplay:  Bob Nelson Cast:  Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Bob Odenkirk, June Squibb, Stacy Keach Forgive the first ten minutes. “Nebraska” doesn’t start well. The dialogue is stilted, there’s too much exposition and the actors, particularly Bob … Continue reading

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The original “Schreck”

Nosferatu (1922)  Roxy Theatre, “Silence is Golden”; October 26, 2013 It remains the template. The shadows move and menace and a savage, ineffable evil is loose in the world. There are whispers of the unclean, the forbidden, and maids willingly … Continue reading

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Ray Harryhausen (1920-2013)

He was with us so long, we came to believe he’d live forever. Sadly, that wasn’t the case. Even legends fade with the passage of time and, eventually, the mountains will slowly crumble away and the sun will flicker, flare … Continue reading

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“The Turin Horse” (Directed by Bela Tarr and Agnes Hranitzky)

“The Turin Horse” (2012) Directed by: Bela Tarr & Agnes Hranitzky Written by: Bela Tarr & Laszlo Krasznahorkai Cast: Janos Derzsi, Erika Bok This reviewer has sat through a number of excruciating cinema-oriented experiences. I’ve seen “Caligula” and at least … Continue reading

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“Amour” Academy Award Winner (Best Foreign Film)

Amour (2012) Written & Directed by Michael Haneke Cast:  Emmanuelle Riva, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Isabelle Huppert, Alexandre Tharaud * * * * * It is about the end of things and takes place in the last weeks, days, hours. There are … Continue reading

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Silence is Golden IV: “The Mark of Zorro”

I stopped tuning in to the Oscars over thirty years ago, after “Ordinary People” beat out “Raging Bull” for Best Picture. Haven’t watched a moment of the annual broadcast since. Couldn’t care less about the Golden Globes and have only … Continue reading

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“That Noir Moment” (poem)

That Noir Moment does it matter how far you fall once you’ve fallen? one small step or giant leap a precipice or merely a pause   © Copyright, 2012  Cliff Burns (All Rights Reserved)

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“First Contact”

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“Silence is Golden”–Roxy Theater, Saskatoon

“The Thief of Bagdad” (1924) Directed by: Raoul Walsh Written by: Lotta Edwards & Douglas Fairbanks Cast:  Douglas Fairbanks, Julanne Johnson, Sojin, Charles Belcher, Anna May Wong, Snitz Edwards Last night, for the third consecutive year, I attended the Roxy … Continue reading

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