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Room 237 (Rodney Ascher, 2012)

“A love letter to obsessional cinephilia, Rodney Ascher’s Room 237 gets a sterling Blu-ray transfer and some illuminating extras from MPI Media Group.” Read my review of Room 237, which hit the streets last week, at Slant Magazine. Advertisements

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If I Had A Sight & Sound Film Ballot: Budd Wilkins’ Top 10 Films of All Time

“Bearing in mind the fundamentally mercurial nature of any such list (at least as far as I’m concerned), apt to alter its constituent membership with the swiftness of a weathervane buffeted by hurricane-force winds, I hereby present the 10 films … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 21 – 23

The Phantom Carriage (Victor Sjöström, 1920) – 3.5/5 Sjöström’s silent morality play proves a classic example of style over substance (and not in the pejorative sense). Based on a popular novel written as a hygienic diatribe against “consumption” (TB, not … 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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