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Capsule Reviews: June 17 – 20

Spies (Fritz Lang, 1928) – 4/5 In effect remaking his own Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler (1922), Lang interlards rip-roaring action pieces—the most impressive among them, a third-act train wreck—with a pretty conventional “romance between opposing sides” subplot, which never takes … 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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