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Daily Archives: May 23, 2018
Netflixable? Striking but daffy Brazilian B-Western “O Matador” aka “The Killer” repulses and perplexes
The brute simplicity of “O Matador/The Killer” makes it feel like an over-budgeted student film, at times. This Brazilian B-Western as has a striking, alien setting — the desert lands of Pernambuco — and the story and style of storytelling … Continue reading
My favorite book as a teen was “Papillon,” written ex-con Henri Charriere detailing his years in the French penal colonies of South America — French Guiana and Devil’s Island off its coast. Nicknamed “Papillon,” French for “butterfly,” after a tattoo … Continue reading
Is there an actor in the history of film who’s enjoyed a better third act in his career than Christopher Plummer? Rhetorical question, of course there hasn’t. An Oscar, his choice among all the roles available to actors of his … Continue reading