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Dirty Like an Angel (Catherine Breillat, 1991)

“In Dirty Like an Angel, Catherine Breillat straddles the line between observational slice-of-life dramatics and the tumultuous sexual tug of war that dominates her subsequent body of work.” Read my review of provocatrice Catherine Breillat’s early film, Dirty Like an … Continue reading

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The Sleeping Beauty (Catherine Breillat, 2010)

“Strand Releasing has issued another enchanting, provocative fairy tale by Catherine Breillat in a barebones DVD package.” Read my review of The Sleeping Beauty on DVD from Strand Releasing, which hits stores today, at Slant Magazine.

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Capsule Reviews: May 18 – 21

Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi, 1961) – 5/5 Olmi, who worked extensively in documentary films throughout his career, carries that format’s impartial aesthetic over to his depiction of Milan’s corporate dehumanization and vapidity. Following a young man – clearly a semi-autobiographical … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 1 – May 8

Blow Out (Brian De Palma, 1981) – 5/5 De Palma’s masterpiece succeeds brilliantly both as paranoid political thriller and personal rumination on the profound power – the sympathetic magic – that results from putting sounds and images together. Features one … Continue reading

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