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  1. Thanks, Chris Knipp. At home, I watched the...

    Thanks, Chris Knipp.
    At home, I watched the Mexican submission to the competition for Best Foreign Film at the 1963 Oscars" Tlacuyan(1962)
    It was written and directed by the Luis Alcoriza, a...
  2. Bill (cinemabon) has decided to go back to work...

    Bill (cinemabon) has decided to go back to work at Target so I'm sure he is quite busy as it is; he may not have time to post.

    Thanks Chris for a wealth of important information and criticism...
  3. Yes, we are all afraid. My thoughts and prayers...

    Yes, we are all afraid. My thoughts and prayers for Chris, Bill, Jason, Uno, and all who peruse these pages. My gratitude to Chris Knipp for his excellent coverage of the global culture of cinema and...
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    The most recent release that I have added to my...

    The most recent release that I have added to my canonical list of love objects is...the 4 hour, 2-part American film: A BREAD FACTORY (USA/2018)

    Here's a quote from Richard Brody about it:
    “A...
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    Thanks for the post Chris. I like reading White's...

    Thanks for the post Chris. I like reading White's criticism and I'm glad he elevates TREE OF LIFE as well as Jonze's HER which doesn't quite make my list but I admire. It elicits interesting thoughts...
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    Hausner was script girl for Haneke's "Funny...

    Hausner was script girl for Haneke's "Funny Games". I liked LOURDES and would watch LITTLE JOE given the opportunity. Thanks for the review.
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    THE 2010s It's the end of a decade; a time...

    THE 2010s

    It's the end of a decade; a time when different groups and publications poll people involved in film culture and production about the films they consider best or favorite of the decade...
  8. Indeed. Couple of comments... Interesting for...

    Indeed. Couple of comments...

    Interesting for such a sparse screenplay to be judged "Best" (Cannes). Ramsey states the film was not finished when shown there; it's revealed in her Film Comment...
  9. Thread: Nyff 2016

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    I also wrote that it's a FORTY FIVE hour series...

    I also wrote that it's a FORTY FIVE hour series when a mere 4 hours are required to watch WORMWOOD unfold. I make more mistakes now than ever, that's a fact

    The word "infotainment" is mostly...
  10. I disagree. I think he's never made a film that...

    I disagree. I think he's never made a film that is not at least worth watching. Actually, I think all his films are highly accomplished. Not uneven
  11. Thread: Nyff 2016

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    I did not get to watch the Errol Morris...

    I did not get to watch the Errol Morris documentary about Elsa Dorfman that you liked when you reviewed it as part of the 2016 NYFF, as I would expect to find very favorable reviews about every...
  12. I think Noah Baumbach has been one of the top 10...

    I think Noah Baumbach has been one of the top 10 directors in the USA for about 20 years. If I were to make a list, you'd be surprised how many ambitious, accomplished filmmakers are left out. But...
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    THERE ARE NOW 7 FILMS DIRECTED BY KENJI MIZOGUCHI...

    THERE ARE NOW 7 FILMS DIRECTED BY KENJI MIZOGUCHI IN MY LIST OF FAVORITE FILMS OF ALL TIME. IT IS
    THE CRUCIFIED LOVERS (1954)
    which has been released by Criterion under the title A STORY FROM...
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    There is a consistency and developmental...

    There is a consistency and developmental continuity in Kiarostami's filmography going all the way back to the 1970s. Take for example The Traveler (1974), about a boy who uses a photographic camera...
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    I watched "Burning" when it came out in the...

    I watched "Burning" when it came out in the States and listed it at #12

    What a great place to watch Kiarostami's 24 Frames. Was it a screening, or was it an installation where you can choose the...
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    I've experienced another film "released" in the...

    I've experienced another film "released" in the US in early 2018 (after a Cannes 2017 premiere) that I consider among the greatest achievements in contemporary world cinema; a film that has a...
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    I just want to clarify. Chris, if this early...

    I just want to clarify. Chris, if this early Godard period amounts to your favorite period in his career, then maybe you don't really like Godard. You do seem to think of him as highly interesting...
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    I want to state (or re-state) how important it is...

    I want to state (or re-state) how important it is the coverage of film festivals, new releases, and other events related to the culture of cinema that you provide in your reportage and film...
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    I think that every film school had unique...

    I think that every film school had unique tendencies depending on who was in charge and who he hired to teach. Some schools emphasized Hollywood directors more than the one you attended (I base this...
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    Thanks very much for this interesting post. There...

    Thanks very much for this interesting post. There are some TV interviews of the actors accessible on the Criterion BR that I own. I'm interested to dig further into the relationships between the...
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    Zama is an easy read; and fairly short. In...

    Zama is an easy read; and fairly short. In English (because the Spanish language version is hard to find/expensive).
    I prefer Ghibli films dubbed in English, by the way. Guess I'm not always a...
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    I'd love to attend a stage version of "3 penny". ...

    I'd love to attend a stage version of "3 penny".
    The version I watched in college was much shorter than the more complete, good-looking version available today. Cast and crew are top notch;
    the...
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    Two additions to my canon of great films: THE...

    Two additions to my canon of great films:

    THE 3 PENNY OPERA (1931/Germany)

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    THE BIG SICK (2017/USA)

    Best film of 2019 by far is SUNSET (Hungary)
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    I didn't mention 10k races. Just a 5k (3.1 miles)...

    I didn't mention 10k races. Just a 5k (3.1 miles) at 7 minutes per mile (under 22 minutes total). In the US, runners talk only about minutes per mile even when the races are measured in kilometers....
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    Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn introduced...

    Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn introduced Jodorowski to the Cannes audience as the greatest living director and his cult following is large (close to a million followers on tweeter, by the way)...
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