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“Up in Smoke”: Incendies (Denis Villeneuve, 2010)

The fact that this French Canadian Oscar-bait was adapted from a play makes perfect sense: Not that it feels claustrophobic or “stage-bound,” thus necessitating “opening up.” Rather, each and every major “revelation” (and by the film’s third act they’re whizzing … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: June 3 – 6

Witchfinder General (aka The Conqueror Worm, Michael Reeves, 1968) – 4/5 As the titular unscrupulous witch hunter, Vincent Price gives one of his most malevolent and restrained performances. Writer/director Reeves, who died from an overdose less than a year later … Continue reading

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