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Golden Year: DJANGO (Sergio Corbucci, 4/6/1966)

Caked in mud and spattered with blood, Sergio Corbucci’s classic spaghetti western, Django, noodles around with cinema of cruelty, surrealistic imagery, and proto-Peckinpahvian carnage—only without all those erupting squibs. Granted, the emblematic plotline, in which a mysterious stranger who pits … Continue reading

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Django (Sergio Corbucci, 1966)

“Sergio Corbucci’s film is notable not only for the artistry of its construction, but also for the underlying anger that fuels its political agenda.” Read my review of Corbucci’s mud-caked and blood-spattered Django, playing in NYC for one week at … Continue reading

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Tristana (Luis Buñuel, 1970)

“Flanked by late-period masterworks that represent the culmination and perfection of the old-guard surrealist’s long-cherished obsessions, the film is often relegated to the role of overlooked middle child.” Read my review of Luis Buñuel’s fairly straightforward, naturalistic Tristana, out in … Continue reading

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