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Words of wisdom from Werner

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Best Films of 2015

I watched over 100 films in 2015. No other movie came close to “Hard To Be A God” in terms of its sheer, visceral impact, the power and intensity of director Aleksei German’s vision (many years coming to fruition). Here’s … Continue reading

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Orson Welles’s Last Movie

ORSON WELLES’S LAST MOVIE: The Making of “The Other Side of the Wind” by Josh Karp (St. Martin’s Press; 2015) Do we really need another book about Orson Welles? That particular shelf is already bulging with titles, the heavier tomes … Continue reading

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Film quote of the day

“Buster, I’m going to try to explain something to you that you probably don’t understand. When a man’s hurt he bleeds until he either dies or the blood coagulates. If the bleeding stops, one day the wound becomes a scar … Continue reading

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“Jodorowsky’s Dune” (film review)

Jodorowsky’s Dune (2014) Director:  Frank Pavich Madness. Pure madness attempting to translate Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction novel into a feature length movie in the first place. The production was bound to be difficult, the special effects alone pushing mid-1970’s … Continue reading

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Reviews of “The Great Beauty” and “The Wind Rises”

The Great Beauty (2013) Written & Directed by Paolo Sorrentino Cinematography:  Luca Bigazzi Cast:  Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso Academy Award-winner for Best Foreign Film. “The Great Beauty” is a fitting, but never servile, homage to the … Continue reading

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Hollis Frampton: “Lemon” (Short Film)

The great Hollis Frampton:     For more information on the work of film-maker Hollis Frampton, go here.

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“Undone” by Hayley Morris

Forwarded from my wife, Hayley Morris’ 2009 animated short “Undone”. Anyone who’s dealt with aging parents and dementia will find this one strikes very close to home.

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“Love” by William Eubank

There have been some interesting “little” science fiction films in recent history. I’m thinking about movies like “Cargo” and Duncan Jones’ “Moon”. The latest issue of Sight and Sound ran a short review of a film called “Love” and when … Continue reading

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“Also Starring” (short story)

Also Starring At precisely 11:00 a.m. (PDT) a man who looked like Harry Dean Stanton entered a savings and loan on Wilshire, waved a pistol at a cashier and demanded money, as much as she could stuff in the brown … Continue reading

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