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Bloodsuckers, Hatchet Murderers, and Lollipop-Smacking Devils: Three by Mario Bava

“Undisputed maestro of the macabre, Mario Bava put Italian horror cinema on the map in the late 1950s with I Vampiri, the first horror film to come out of Italy since the silent era. Gothic horror was in the air, … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 18 – 21

Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi, 1961) – 5/5 Olmi, who worked extensively in documentary films throughout his career, carries that format’s impartial aesthetic over to his depiction of Milan’s corporate dehumanization and vapidity. Following a young man – clearly a semi-autobiographical … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 9 – 12

Lured (Douglas Sirk, 1947) – 2.5/5 Given the fact that glossy melodramas (or, at least, their trappings) were Sirk’s forte, it should come as no surprise that this early noir fails for the most part to achieve, let alone sustain, … Continue reading

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