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Atlantic City

Posted by Web Manager on January 19, 2013

Louis Malle 1980

atlantic cityBurt Lancaster is pretty great as an aging lackey who likes to pretend he was once a heavy, but I didn’t buy Susan Sarandon’s character (she’s from Saskatchewan, married to a petty thief who ran off with her reflexologist sister, and wants to become a blackjack dealer so she can go to Monte Carlo.  Maybe that’s what you get when a Frenchman tries to make a very American film.

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Blue Steel

Posted by Web Manager on December 7, 2011

Kathryn Bigelow 1989

Jamie Lee Curtis and Kathryn Bigelow work extremely well together, and the movie starts out great.  Then everything goes nuts and you want to scream at the picture.  Oh, and Ron Silver is a sweaty man.

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One From the Heart

Posted by Web Manager on November 17, 2011

Francis Ford Coppola 1982

Perfect title for this strange and wonderful Las Vegas film shot entirely on American Zoetrope’s San Francisco sound stage.

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Deal of the Century

Posted by Web Manager on November 17, 2011

William Friedkin 1983

This is one of those movies you see on the shelf and you’re like, “Chevy Chase, Gregory Hines  and Sigourney Weaver in a comedy by the director best known for THE FRENCH CONNECTION?  Weird!”

Yes, weird.

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Posted by Web Manager on November 17, 2011

Phillip Kaufman 1988

The black and white sequences, intercut with real footage from the Czech uprising, are still meaningful and technically impressive, but Daniel Day’s dandy doctor is too much.  Maybe it’s just the accent, too silly.

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My Life as a Dog

Posted by Web Manager on May 13, 2011

Lasse Hallstrom 1985

Very sweet, lovingly made coming of age story. The director moved to Hollywood afterwards and maybe (maybe) kind of got ruined by it a little. He made GILBERT GRAPE but more recently he made DEAR JOHN .

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Avanti Popolo

Posted by Web Manager on January 18, 2011

Rafi Bukai 1989

Two shell shocked Egyptian soldiers wander through the Sinai, haplessly trying to find their way back to Cairo in the disastrous aftermath of the 1967 War.  Contemplative, symbolic, poetic, dramatic, and warm – an early standout in the Israeli cinema.

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As Tears Go By

Posted by Web Manager on November 5, 2010

Wong Kar Wai 1988

His first feature. Before DP Christopher Doyle. Very MEAN STREATS.

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Koyaanisqatsi

Posted by Web Manager on July 29, 2010

Godfrey Reggio 1982

The title is a Hopi word for ‘life out of balance’  and the film is an wordless operatic look at the natural world, circa 1982, and what we’d done to it.  A masterpiece.  Scored by Philip Glass.  Also how great of a name is “Reggio” for a director?

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Target

Posted by Web Manager on May 23, 2010

Arthur Penn 1985

Gene Hackman is a boring lumber yard owner in Texas married to a total MILF. No one can figure out how this guy snagged such a hottie. But when the misses goes missing daddy leads his hot rod son Matt Dillon on a mad chase across the continent and shows him a thing or two about mixing it up Euro style. And there’s a sexy topless backpacker.

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