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Capsule Reviews: May 23 – 26

The King of Marvin Gardens (Bob Rafelson, 1972) – 4/5 Trading the situational naturalism of Five Easy Pieces (1970) for a more abstract, even allegorical, approach, Marvin Gardens (named for a piece of real estate on a Monopoly board, and … Continue reading

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Faking It: Five Easy Pieces (1970)

After the lysergic cut-up routine/sitcom deconstruction that was his directorial debut, Head (1968), Bob Rafelson executed an abrupt about-face: He produced, co-wrote and directed this slice-of-life character study in dissatisfaction and irresponsibility. Eschewing the rapid-fire editing and psychotronic tomfoolery of … Continue reading

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