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“Nobody Loses All the Time”: Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah, 1974)

True, taken all for all, Alfredo Garcia may not be Peckinpah’s best work–that right’s reserved for the technical, thematic and generic revolution that was The Wild Bunch (1969)–but without a doubt it has to be considered a masterwork, as well … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: April 23 – 30

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas (1968) – 4/5 Paul Mazursky’s screenwriting debut tells the uproarious story of a square Jewish lawyer Harold Fine (Peter Sellers) who tunes in, turns on and drops out with hippie Leigh Taylor-Young. Mazursky uses … Continue reading

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Passing Strange

SURREALISM AND FILM NOIR In his book More Than Night: Film Noir in its Contexts (2008), James Naremore discusses the comparative neglect accorded the influence of Surrealism in discussing the genesis of films noir: “The importance of existentialism to the … Continue reading

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