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Capsule Reviews: June 21 – 23

The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström, 1920) – 3.5/5 Sjöström’s silent morality play proves a classic example of style over substance (and not in the pejorative sense). Based on a popular novel written as a hygienic diatribe against “consumption” (TB, not … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 16 – 18

Michael Kohlhaas (Volker Schlöndorff, 1969) – 3.5/5 English-language adaptation of the Heinrich von Kleist novella, set in Germany during the ferment of the Reformation (early 16th century). Horse-trader Kohlhaas (David Warner) runs afoul of a local aristocrat who swindles him … Continue reading

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