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Foolish Wives (Erich von Stroheim, 1922)

“Erich von Stroheim liked to refer to the traduced and truncated version of Foolish Wives as ‘the skeleton of my dead child.’ Looking at the film today, it’s plain to see there’s still plenty of meat on those bones.” Read … Continue reading

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Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)

“Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion is a deeply compassionate, never sentimentalized threnody for the European aristocracy rendered obsolete as the dodo bird by WWI’s catastrophic carnage.” Read my full review of Jean Renoir’s masterw0rk, showing in a spanking new 4K transfer at … Continue reading

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