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Chinatown (Roman Polanski, 1974)

“Forgetting Chinatown will be exceedingly difficult with this stunning new Blu-ray transfer from Paramount, brimming over with a tidal pool of extras, even if they aren’t necessarily new to this edition.” Read my review of the Blu-ray release of Chinatown, … Continue reading

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In Memory of Davy Jones – “HEAD” at The Creative Center, Friday March 9

On Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8:00 p.m., I’m taking this opportunity to memorialize the late Davy Jones by screening The Monkees’ groundbreaking film “HEAD” written by Jack Nicholson and Bob Raefelson with all-star cast.  Directed by Bob Raefelson, starring The … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 23 – 26

The King of Marvin Gardens (Bob Rafelson, 1972) – 4/5 Trading the situational naturalism of Five Easy Pieces (1970) for a more abstract, even allegorical, approach, Marvin Gardens (named for a piece of real estate on a Monopoly board, and … Continue reading

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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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Faking It: Five Easy Pieces (1970)

After the lysergic cut-up routine/sitcom deconstruction that was his directorial debut, Head (1968), Bob Rafelson executed an abrupt about-face: He produced, co-wrote and directed this slice-of-life character study in dissatisfaction and irresponsibility. Eschewing the rapid-fire editing and psychotronic tomfoolery of … Continue reading

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