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Cannes Film Festival 2014 Coverage

Now you can find all my coverage of this year’s Cannes Film Festival for Slant Magazine in one handy place. Click here.

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Fonda Drive-In Flicks: Dirty Mary Crazy Larry and Race with the Devil

“Back in its heyday, the drive-in circuit had its own self-sustaining infrastructure fed by production and distribution companies that specialized in churning out exploitation fare tailor-made for the easily distracted attention spans of audiences otherwise occupied with their own backseat … Continue reading

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Killer Smiles and Satanic Wiles: Mr. Sardonicus and The Brotherhood of Satan

“Mr. Sardonicus is one of Castle’s most effective films. As a director, he proves he has some real chops, steadily and expertly building tension until the terrifically effective reveal of Sardonicus’s hideous visage. The Brotherhood of Satan, on the other … Continue reading

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The River (Jean Renoir, 1951)

“Jean Renoir’s The River demonstrates with intoxicating lyricism the confluence of apparent contraries: past and present, innocence and experience, permanence and change—even Hinduism and Christianity.” Read my review of Jean Renoir’s The River, which played recently as part of Lincoln … Continue reading

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“Long Live Anarchy!”: Two By Lina Wertmüller

“Lina Wertmüller is a bundle of contradictions: an avowed anarchist who was born into the rarefied upper strata of the Italian aristocracy, a feminist filmmaker unafraid to delve into realms of sexual grotesquerie many self-professed feminists would unhesitatingly anathematize.” Read … Continue reading

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2012

Read my roundup of 10 films from this year’s terrific Full Frame at Slant Magazine‘s official blog, The House Next Door.

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Two by Koji Wakamatsu: United Red Army & Caterpillar

“Interest in the work of legendary ‘pink’ film director Kōji Wakamatsu has been resuscitated since his most recent film, the emotionally wrought Caterpillar, was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2010 Berlin Film Festival.” Read my review of Caterpillar, … Continue reading

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