Tag: cinema

Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (2022)

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Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (2022)

Nobody two people ever really see the same movie, despite looking at exactly the same images.  It is the fascinating mystery of the cinema’s effect on the human brain.  Our noggins are so wired into expectation but never-the-less we are all separated by experience.  We see what we want to see, and no one ever […]

| December 7, 2022
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Bones and All (2022)

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Bones and All (2022)

Seven minutes into Luca Guadagnino’s adaptation of Bones and All, there’s a violent assault to which may scare most people.  A teenager sneaks out to a slumber party and, while playing on the floor with another girl, bites the skin off of her index finger.  There is screaming, blood, chaos and afterwards she and her father […]

| December 6, 2022
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All That Breathes (2022)

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All That Breathes (2022)

Shaunak Sen’s All That Breathes is a deeply moving and deeply introspective documentary that uses the poetry of observation to convey the information that the natural world is being strangled by the reckless impulses of mankind.  This, of course, is nothing new, but the movie doesn’t shame us.  It doesn’t rub our noses in the […]

| October 21, 2022
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Black Adam (2022)

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Black Adam (2022)

Black Adam is a bit much, even as far as these brobdinagian CG-heavy superhero movies go.  With only fleeting bits of charm from star Dwayne Johnson, this is yet another over-produced bulk that reaffirms the timidity of current studio-driven product.  It’s expensive, with lots of light and color and sound, but at its center it […]

| October 19, 2022
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Eiffel (2022)

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Eiffel (2022)

I doubt whether there is one single monument that can represent the culture of one city as The Eiffel Tower.  It is as much a part of the city of Paris as baguettes, bicycles and bal musette music.  It is even integral to one of the famous of movie clichés, that it can be seen […]

| June 6, 2022
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A Chiara (2022)

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A Chiara (2022)

A Chiara from filmmaker Jonas Carpignano is an Italian-language drama that bears an interesting idea.  In the midst of teen angst, confusion, changes and discoveries, what would happen if added to that was the revelation that your father was a wanted criminal?  What would be your emotional state?  How would it hit you psychologically? You […]

| June 2, 2022
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Emergency (2022)

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Emergency (2022)

It would not surprise me if Carey Williams’ Emergency somehow found itself among the year’s Best Picture nominees next January. I know, I know.  That’s a bold statement, but I want to make sure that I’m not misunderstood.  It’s not that I think that Emergency is a grand achievement or anything.  I think its a very good film […]

| May 28, 2022
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Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers (2022)

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Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers (2022)

The tagline for Chip ‘n Dale’s Rescue Rangers proudly announces that “It’s not reboot, it’s a comeback.” Actually it’s a confusing morass of both, plus an update, a remake, a follow-up, a rehash, and a badly rendered nostalgic day-trip.  I challenge anyone to nail down exactly what this movie is. My interpretation is that it is […]

| May 21, 2022
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