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Daily Archives: September 2, 2022
Movie Review: A French “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” romance, and its aftermath — “Waiting for Bojangles”
Whatever the stylistic charms of Olivier Bourdeaut’s acclaimed novel, the film version of “Waiting for Bojangles (En attendant Bojangles)” offers further proof that “manic pixie dream girls” exist in France, and not just in the person of Audrey “Amelie” Tautou. … Continue reading
Three friends struggle with a past that could cripple their future in this film, written directed by and starring Ty Gordon. If you’ve never heard of Gordon, or seen “Harm” or “Obscura,” you’re not alone. Sept. 30 this Film Arcade … Continue reading
“Burial” is a clunky but somewhat engrossing WWII “quest” thriller about Adolf Hitler’s body. British B-movie writer-director Ben Parker (“The Chamber”) conjures up a fanciful version of what happened to that corpse when the Russians got their hands on it. … Continue reading
Movie Preview: Christoph Waltz and Dafoe, Brosnahan and Bratt in a Western by Walter Hill — “Dead for a Dollar”
This doesn’t have the studio polish — aka “money in the frame — of action auteur Walter Hill’s best Westerns — “Wild Bill,” “The Long Riders,” “Geronimo” and “Last Man Standing.” But hell, it’s Walter Hill. He’s 80 and this … Continue reading
Classic Film Review: Fritz Lang’s choppy, atmospheric version of Graham Greene’s “Ministry of Fear”(1944)
There’s no mistaking the look of a Fritz Lang film, especially the dark, soundstage-bound productions, with their elaborate arrangement of light, shadows and faces in the compositions. But “Ministry of Fear,” his film of Seton I. Miller’s adaptation of a … Continue reading