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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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