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Review: Dogman

Italian cinema is one of my biggest holes as a critic. When it comes to seeing movies from across the globe, I've seen plenty of movies from Japan (both of the animated variety and not), some movies from Korea and Taiwan, and a healthy amou...

 
 
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Review: Fire at Sea

Sometimes I'll see a movie and that makes me shake my head and say, "Okay, yeah, I get it". These sorts of movies are ones that I can understand at a formal, metaphorical, or thematic level, and yet even though I understand the choice that ...

 
 
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Review: Argento's Dracula 3D

There was a time when "directed by Dario Argento" meant something wonderful. There'd be wild visual play, inventive deaths, remarkable set pieces, and a memorable score by Goblin (or at least Goblin frontman Claudio Simonetti). Classic Arge...

 
 
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Fantasia Review: Ritual: A Psychomagic Story

Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of my favorite filmmakers. A sure cult figure, there's an undeniable pull to El Topo, Santa Sangre, or even the excessively indulgent secret masterpiece The Holy Mountain. What really pulls me into those films ar...

 
 
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Review: Reality

The alternate reading of the Pandora's box myth is that hope is the worst possible thing that could have been left in that container full of horrible things. Hope can keep people in stasis, merely hoping for something better rather than act...

 
 
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Flixclusive Interview: Matteo Garrone (Reality)

One of Italy's leading filmmakers, Matteo Garrone won the Cannes Grand Prix for his film Gomorrah in 2008, a towering look at organized crime in Italy. Rather than try to outdo the scope of that film, Reality is much smaller in scale a...

 
 
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Film Comment Selects Review: Dormant Beauty

[For the next week we'll be looking at some of the movies playing at the Film Comment Selects series, featuring films hand selected by the editors of Film Comment magazine. For tickets and more information on the series, go here or visit Fi...

 
 
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NYFF Review: Caesar Must Die

I know it's an uncontroversial thing to say, but I like William Shakespeare. His writing is incredible, his style is unmatched, and his characters are fascinating. Still, I don't go out of my way to read his work or see his plays, mostly be...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Italian Spiderman

"In the middle of a party, an asteroid from a distant galaxy falls to Earth and is taken by professor Bernardi (Carmine Russo) for research. He discovers the asteroid has a substance that can create duplicates from any ...

 
 
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The Cult Club: Santa Sangre (1989)

[The Cult Club is where Flixist's writers expound the virtues of their favourite underground classics, spanning all nations and genres. It is a monthly series of articles looking at what made those films stand out from the pack, as well as ...

 
 
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Trailer: We Have a Pope

We Have a Pope, directed by Nanni Moretti, tells the tale of a Vatican in crisis - they can't decide who should be the next Pope! Then when someone is finally chosen, (under dubious circumstances, perhaps?) he hates it. He has so much trou...

 
 




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Trick"Give me something good to stab (and stab and stab)"

 

Metallica: S&M²"Fight Fire With Fire"

 

LFF Harriet"Be free or die"

 

Gemini Man"Does whatever a gemini can"

 

LFF The Aeronauts"Reach for the sky"

 

NYFF Saturday Fiction"Life during wartime"

 

The Addams Family"Just be yourself (but not too much!)"

 

Parasite"Class mobility is a lie"

 

Lucky Day"Luck's run out"

 

LFF Knives Out"Whodounut"

 

LFF Bad Education"Ain't misbehavin"

 

NYFF The Whistlers"Whistling away the jail days"

 

LFF Marriage Story"Romcom in reverse"

 

LFF The Report"Democracy under scrutiny"

 

Preacher (Season 4)"The Messiah will dance!"

 

LFF The King"High drama"

 

LFF Jojo Rabbit"Ja Hitler!"

 

LFF Hope Gap"Deficient"

 

LFF Lucky Grandma"You'll never look at your grandma in the same way again"

 

LFF Waves"Ripple effect"

 

First Love"Tough love"

 

The Spy"What would you do for your country?"