Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Last Picture Show (Peter Bogdanovich, 1971)

“For the members of the New Hollywood, it was a briefly opened window on revitalized filmmaking and venturesome storytelling.” Read my review of Peter Bogdanovich’s classic, playing at the Film Forum in NYC in a new 35mm print, at Slant … Continue reading

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Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010)

“A revolution, as Chairman Mao keenly observed, is not a dinner party, but the Criterion Collection’s richly supplemented Blu-ray transfer of Carlos is nevertheless cause for celebration.” Read my review of The Criterion Collection’s Blu-ray release, which hits streets today, … Continue reading

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Torso (Sergio Martino, 1983)

“At the risk of going out on a limb, let me suggest that Torso is much more than simply hackwork.” Read my review of Blue Underground’s new Blu-ray release of Torso, which hits the streets September 27, at Slant Magazine.

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Basket Case (Frank Henenlotter, 1981)

“The Blu-ray release of Basket Case gives fans and newcomers alike the perfect excuse for hanging out with the demented denizens of the Hotel Broslin.” Read my review of the brand-new Blu-ray release of Basket Case, from Something Weird Video … Continue reading

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Blue Sunshine (Jeff Lieberman, 1977)

“As Blue Sunshine would have it, all those naked, mud-spattered freakniks at Woodstock might have been better off if they had just eaten the brown acid, after all.” Read my review of Jeff Lieberman’s unjustly neglected cult classic, just out … Continue reading

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Lourdes (Jessica Hausner, 2009)

“Inscrutable as the powers that may or may not be, Jessica Hausner’s miracle play gives viewers on either side of the fence plenty to meditate on.” Read my review of Palisades Tartan’s sparkling Blu-ray release, released 09/13, at Slant Magazine.

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The 10th Victim (Elio Petri, 1965)

“This vibrant-hued, double-barreled mindbender clearly paves the way for everything from Ah-nold on the lam in The Running Man to the parody-parade Series 7: The Contenders.” Read my review of The 10th Victim, out this week in a superb new … Continue reading

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