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Carnival of Souls

Ever been haunted by a dream? Surviving a freak accident, a musician sits at a massive pipe organ, playing thick tones that hover between harmony …

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Interview with Father Pedro Opeka

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Father Pedro Opeka declined an opportunity to play professional soccer in his native Buenos Aires. He chose instead to become a …

Our Father
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OUR FATHER

Our Father (2021) is a thoughtful, unique film made by a director, Bradley Grant Smith, who is unafraid of stillness. It is worth seeing. It …

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Woyzeck: Germany’s Death of a Salesman

Herzog’s 1979 masterpiece still disturbs In a barren courtyard seemingly untouched by human life, a soldier appears. He’s frantic, running with his rifle. All around …

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Ms. 45

A forgotten gem  The characters in Abel Ferrara’s early movies kill with the frequency of teens that have just discovered a new high. They don’t …

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Amira & Sam

There is something tantalizing about falling in love with someone from another country, someone whose mind has yet to be saturated by our American bullshit.  …

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Tale of the Dog

How important was The Family Dog in the general scheme of the 1960s rock revolution? Fairly important, it seems. There’s no footage of the legendary …

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THE WOMAN WHO WASN’T THERE

Here’s our last glimpse of Tania Head, angry, tired of being harassed, staring down a documentary filmmaker’s camera with a look in her eye that …

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MAN IN THE ATTIC

Jack Palance had appeared in only a half dozen films at the time of Man in the Attic (1953). Panoramic Productions, a new independent company …

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Detour

By the 1940s, the Hollywood studios had developed a caste system, with the “Big Five” studios such as Paramount and Warner Brothers on top, the …

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The Man with the Golden Arm

Frank Sinatra’s film career is now remembered as secondary to his music career. But during the 1950s he was rated one of the best and …

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Buster’s Last Shot: Steamboat Bill Jr.

Prior to the release of Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), the hype around Hollywood was that it was Buster Keaton’s costliest feature, had been several months …

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