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Nicholas Ray Blogathon: Nicholas Ray, Poet of Violence

My contribution to the ongoing Nicholas Ray Blogathon appears on the official Slant Magazine blog site, The House Next Door. Advertisements

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“Flower of Evil”: Pale Flower (Masahiro Shinoda, 1964)

Japanese New Wave meets old-style film noir in Masahiro Shinoda’s exceptional black-and-white film, every bit as extraordinary as his later Double Suicide (1969), a cubist/minimalist deconstruction of a well-known Kabuki drama. In addition to the prevalent noir tropes (location shooting … Continue reading

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