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Archive for May, 2008

Exotica

Posted by Web Manager on May 15, 2008

Atom Eyogan 1994

A lot of hazy lighting which I guess was supposed to make things seem really tense and unusual. Elias Koteas is reliable to play a super freak DJ in a strip club. I have a thing about foreign directors who make “American” films. None of the characters in the film interact the way Americans do, which is not a bad thing in and of itself, but here it sort of gave the whole picture a certain unbelievable hazy blueness. No wait, that was just the lighting.

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Kicking and Screaming

Posted by Web Manager on May 5, 2008

Noah Baumbach 1995

I saw this one after seeing (and loving) THE SQUID AND THE WHALE.  Somebody must have seen something in KICKING but I don’t know what it was.  I hated it.  The characters were precocious, entitled and annoying.  Too Dawson’s Creek.  Too self-aware.  Everything about it – down to the titles and the Criterion DVD cover at left.  Sorry.

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Gift from Heaven

Posted by Web Manager on May 3, 2008

Dover Koshashvili 2003

A sweeping farce by the Georgian-born Israeli director of LATE MARRIAGE.  Hilarious.  Very fun to watch; kind of like Fellini’s AMACORD but with an ostensible plot line about a diamond heist at the airport that moves the film along, from one beautiful screaming crazy Gruzini to the next.  And in the that’s-not-something-you-see-every-day category: a full frontal shot of the director with an erection.

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The Band’s Visit

Posted by Web Manager on May 1, 2008

Eran Kolirin 2007

A quiet little movie about a police orchestra from Alexandria, Egypt waylaid in a small town in the negev desert in Israel.  The owner of the town’s only kiosk and restaurant takes it upon herself to see to it that the band is given food and shelter for a night while they wait for their embassy in Tel Aviv to send them transport to their intended destination.  Along the way there is some sexual and political tension.  It’s a well paced and well acted little film that doesn’t try to do too much (probably its best achievement).

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