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posted "Army of Shadows -- even with long silences it is an intense movie" about Army of Shadows - Criterion Collection (1969).   October 13, 2010
Army of Shadows -- even with long silenc
The Army of Shadows (released in 1969, directed by Jean-Pierre Melville) is, off the top of my current head, unique. The film’s engine is a plo
posted "The Last King of Scotland -- Forrest Whitaker is great, otherwise eehhhhh" about Last King of Scotland.   October 13, 2010
The Last King of Scotland -- Forrest Whi
The Last King of Scotland is one of those movies that I just didn’t quite grasp. Unfortunately this is more likely to happen with me if the fil
commented on review of Ben X, "The Nightmare - Acceptance".   October 10, 2010
posted "The Pillow Book -- I will make you a list of sensual things" about The Pillow Book.   October 06, 2010
The Pillow Book -- I will make you a lis
Peter Greenaway can never be accused of making movies.  He is resolutely a maker of art films for so-called “art house” theaters.    
posted "The Lives of Others -- Truch and Reconcilliation East German Style" about The Lives of Others.   October 06, 2010
The Lives of Others -- Truch and Reconci
   Auteur Florian Henckle von Donnersmarck created The Lives of Others (Das Leben der Anderen). Surveillance plays a huge role in this film
posted "Truth and reconciliation in a way only possible in East Germany" about The Lives of Others.   January 11, 2008
Truth and reconciliation in a way only p
Pros: Brilliant story, brilliant way of telling it      Cons: Might be too slow and subtle for a casual viewer     
posted "Magical realism start in equal measure but then . . ." about Pan's Labyrinth (El Laberinto del Fauno).   July 24, 2007
Magical realism start in equal measure b
Pros: The fable's fabulous and the other two stories are compelling. I found nothing to dislike      Cons: The violence can be
posted "Unless you just hate Japan or animation, see this film" about Grave of the Fireflies.   February 08, 2007
Unless you just hate Japan or animation,
Pros: Subtle story-telling, emotional impact, beauty of both idea and presentation      Cons: Not a {insert an expletive here} thi
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