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Jul 23 2015

A Hard Day

Two of the most memorable Korean films in recent memory have been Shutter and Oldboy, both containing lead characters harboring secrets which, throughout the course of their respective films, cause them to slowly crumble and collapse. Combine bits of both films with a brilliant police drama and you’ve got A Hard Day; this title doesn’t […]
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Jan 9 2015

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

I can almost hear the late Don LaFontaine narrating the following trailer with the appropriate shots accompanying his voiceover: “In the town of Bad City, Iran (insert shots of the city streets with nobody on them)… something has come to disturb the peace (insert shot of camera moving to reveal a hooded figure standing behind […]
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May 24 2013

Ain’t In It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm

You all know the song, and you’re gonna start singing it as soon as you read these lyrics: “Take a load off, Annie / take a load for free / take a load off, Annie / aaaaaaaaaand you put the load right on me.” I’ve heard this easily-recognizable and earnestly-sung chorus from “The Weight” everywhere […]
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Sep 7 2012

Kumaré

(This review originally appeared at Reel Film News on September 7, 2012.) Writing about a documentary where the documentarian loses objectivity due to learning deep truths about himself is difficult. How do you pass judgment on one’s own learning experience that almost negates the proposed experiment? Kumaré is the story about a man who seeks […]
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