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Venus in Fur (Roman Polanski, 2013)

“Roman Polanski’s Venus in Fur is a deceptively simple two-hander. Superficially, the film seems to unfold as a textbook study of role reversal (that staple of the psychodrama) in the tragicomic mode.” Read my whole review of Polanski’s perversely engrossing … Continue reading

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Essential Killing (Jerzy Skolimowski, 2010)

“Stark and stripped-down, Jerzy Skolomowski’s Essential Killing is a fatalistic fable eschewing the political in favor of the existential, now available in a fittingly barebones DVD package from New Video.” Read my review of Essential Killing, an essential new film … Continue reading

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