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posted "The Boob Finds His Heart" about The Taste of Others (Le Gout des Autres).   June 14, 2010
The Boob Finds His Heart The Boob Finds His Heart
I really like contemporary French comedies.  They have developed a genre that works over and  over and provides insight into the human 
posted "A Mobster And All His Boys" about A Very British Gangster.   June 03, 2010
A Mobster And All His Boys
 Amazing documentary follows the life of a top mobster in contemporary Manchester (England) and his posse of 'young guns'. It's amazing because o
posted "Raw Power and Weirdness in 1960 Milan" about Rocco And His Brothers.   June 01, 2010
Raw Power and Weirdness in 1960 Milan Raw Power and Weirdness in 1960 Milan
 It's hard not to love this movie - so powerful, so operatic. But I'm trying. My problem isn't that it's uncinematic, it's that the character's m
posted "Nostalgic, Angst-Ridden Dog" about My Life as a Dog.   May 31, 2010
Nostalgic, Angst-Ridden Dog Nostalgic, Angst-Ridden Dog
This dripping in nostalgia piece about an unhappy kid spending a summer in the country in 1950s Sweden, surrounded by quaint and quirky people doing q
posted "A Country Mouse In Rome" about Caterina in the Big City.   May 31, 2010
A Country Mouse In Rome A Country Mouse In Rome
Classic country mouse story about an innocent young girl who comes to the big city (Rome), gets mixed up with the dissolute but glamorous children of
posted "Beautiful Black and White" about La Dolce Vita (movie).   May 12, 2010
Beautiful Black and White Beautiful Black and White
Watching this film again after many years, I was struck by just how physically beautiful it is.  Otello Martelli's black and white cinematography
posted "Where Evil Rules" about Veronika Voss.   May 01, 2010
Where Evil Rules
Fassbinder took the German nightmare and made art from it.  This one is set in 1955, when amnesia about the Nazi past has set in. People are tryi
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