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Daily Archives: January 8, 2022
A mystery torn from the pages of Scandinavian history, “Margrete: Queen of the North” becomes a taut and tense tale in the hands of Danish director Charlotte Sieling. The filmmaker takes us back to an age when the mechanical clock … Continue reading
You’re allowed to be confused by what unfolds in the mix-and-match Italian romance “Four to Dinner.” Not that you need my permission. If you’ve watched it, you got there all on your own. It’s a thought exercise tale about two … Continue reading
Classic Film Review: Sentimental, with an Edge — “The Olive Trees of Justice” (1962) takes us back to Algeria just before Independence
The lone feature film by American documentarian James Blue is a fascinating cinematic time capsule, a glimpse at the last days of French colonial Algeria. As you might expect from a filmmaker who worked mostly on non-fiction films, it’s a … Continue reading