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Ophelia (Claude Chabrol, 1963)

“Claude Chabrol’s ironic and elegiac take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet makes its Region A Blu-ray debut with a gorgeous transfer and little else.” Read the review over at Slant Magazine.

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Capsule Reviews: April 2 – April 11

The Street Fighter (1974) Pure insanity from Sonny Chiba. Watch Sonny smack a punk so hard, we need an X-ray of his skull to monitor the damage! See Sonny tear a man’s larynx out with his bare hands! Witness Sonny … Continue reading

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Symbolic Exchange And Death

Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) This essay will examine a complex series of interlocking metaphors, both verbal and visual, which recur throughout Hitchcock’s Psycho and which articulate a concept that Jean Baudrillard has labelled “symbolic exchange.”  This notion – arising from … Continue reading

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