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    I've now rewatched THE OUTOST and remain...

    I've now rewatched THE OUTOST and remain convinced it's a great little war movie. Its dialogue and its technical recreation of the intense day-long battle are both excellent. I've also read the...
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    Some positive reviews of this excellent new war...

    Some positive reviews of this excellent new war movie:

    Peter DeBruge of Variety writes: "Such a film may suffer from home viewing, and yet, The Outpost represents the most exhilarating new movie...
  3. JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (Dawn Porter 2020)

    DAWN PORTER: JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (2020)

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    JOHN LEWIS IN JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE

    "Make trouble - good trouble": struggles more than ever relevant...
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    Not that good an idea. You can say the movie...

    Not that good an idea. You can say the movie moved you. We all say that, you, me, and Pauline Kael.

    "Kael was right, and she loved the movie." I tried to explain how that's reductive of her...
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    THE OUTPOST (Rod Lurie 2020)

    ROD LURIE: THE OUTPOST (2020)

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    CALEB LANDRY JONES IN THE OUTPOST

    A film that honors veterans of the US war in Afghanistan

    Apparently American...
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    BOB DYLAN (DON'T LOOK BACK) Sorry - our posts...

    BOB DYLAN (DON'T LOOK BACK)
    Sorry - our posts overlap because you're putting up so many. "What makes no sense?" you ask. I mean your argument about why you reject Pennebaker and tried to make DON'T...
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    Sorry, this makes no sense.

    Sorry, this makes no sense.
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    Your disapproval of Pennebaker, whose DON'T LOOK...

    Your disapproval of Pennebaker, whose DON'T LOOK BACK you acknowledge should be and is in the(United States) National Film registry, mystifies me. Why is "seizing history and pouncing" a fault? ...
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    DON'T LOOK BACK. ...

    DON'T LOOK BACK.

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    B.D. SAN FRANCISCO PRESS CONFERENCE STILL

    YOu forgot to note the filmmaker: D.A. Pennebaker, who made MONTEREY POP and other iconic...
  10. BABYTEETH (Shannon Murphy 2019) -2020 New Directors/New Films (cancelled)

    The following is one of the four 2020 New Directors/New Films offerings I got to review before the press screenings and festival were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It was released online...
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    http://www.chrisknipp.com/images/rififi2.jpg ...

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    You must see RIFIFI (1955). Metascore 97 - that gives you an idea. Dassin got blacklisted, moved to Paris, and made RIFIFI, his masterpiece.
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    GUEST OF HONOUR (Atom Agoyan 2019)

    ATOM AGOOYAN: GUEST OF HONOUR (2019)

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    DAVID THEWLIS IN GUEST OF HONOUR

    Rabbits, a bus, prison, and a web of tangled absurdities

    In Atom Agoyan's...
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    STAR LIGHT ( Mitchell Altieri, Lee Cummings 2020)

    MICHAEL ALTIERI, LEE CUMMINGS: STAR LIGHT

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    STAR LIGHT
    A Film by Mitchell Altieri (The Night Watchmen, Holy Ghost People) and Lee Cummings
    Starring Scout...
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    CRSHD (Emily Cohn 2019)

    EMILY COHN: CRSHD (2019)

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    "Your mileage may vary on the visual barrage of Facebook and emoji jokes and the use of words like 'obvi' in dialogue, but the...
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    "Tribal natives"? Native tribesmen, perhaps. ...

    "Tribal natives"? Native tribesmen, perhaps.
    Fave of the 1930's? How about THE 39 STEPS, THE LADY VANISHES, LA GRANDE ILLUSION, RULES OF THE GAME, BOUDOU SAVED FROM DROWING, BLOOD OF A POET?
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    "Tribal natives"? Native tribesmen. Fave of...

    "Tribal natives"? Native tribesmen.
    Fave of the 1930's? How about THE 39 STEPS, THE LADY VANISHES, LA GRANDE ILLUSION, RULES OF THE GAME, BOUDOU SAVED FROM DROWING, BLOOD OF A POET?
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    Forgot Richard Pryer was in it. Rather incredible...

    Forgot Richard Pryer was in it. Rather incredible cast. Black masters.

    But the NYTimes review said it was a dreadful movie, with a marvelous lead performance. I think I may have hated myself by...
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    MAD WORLD (Wong Chun 2016)

    SFFILM publicity director Bill Procdtor, who's always been so kind to me, is working on the screeners but tipped me off that one of the selections, Wong Chun's 2017 MAD...
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    I remember how much this one shook me up. It...

    I remember how much this one shook me up. It would be worth revisiting that experience and see how it feels now.
  20. As I meant to suggest, it slowly but surely draws...

    As I meant to suggest, it slowly but surely draws you in. By the end I was almost weeping.
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    Sounds like a classic weekend. Don't know BRUTE...

    Sounds like a classic weekend. Don't know BRUTE FORCE but it looks good. Eight years later Dassin was to make the French noir classic RIFIFI with the famous wordless 20-minute burglary sequence. ...
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    NOSE TO TAIL ( Jesse Zigelstein 2018)

    JESSE ZIGELSTEIN: NOSE TO TAIL (2018)

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    AARON ABRAMS IN NOST TO TAIL

    A tasty meltdown, slowly savored

    "Nose to Tail Is a fascinating portrait of...
  23. MAD WORLD 念無明 (Wong Chun 2016)

    WONG CHUN: MAD WORLD (2016)

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    SHAWN YUE AND ERIC TSANG CHI-WAI IN MAD WORLD

    Seeking to regain mental balance in a cramped Hong Kong tenement

    Wong...
  24. SFFILM Presents: Hong Kong Cinema - online 2020

    SFFILM Presents: Hong Kong Cinema - online film series July 12 - August 5, 2020

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    Beloved Series Celebrating One of the World’s Most Important Film...
  25. SFFILM Presents: Hong Kong Cinema - online film series July 12 - August 5, 2020

    SFFILM Presents: Hong Kong Cinema - online film series July 12 - August 5, 2020

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    FILMLEAF FESTIVAL COVERAGE THREAD

    Full festival information HERE.
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