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  • Elvis

    ★★★

  • The Lower Depths

    ★★★★

  • Whirlpool of Fate

    ★★½

  • Swamp Water

    ★★½

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  • Prince of Darkness

    Prince of Darkness

    ★★★★

    After the commercial failure of the miscellaneous eccentricity of Big Trouble in Little China (1986) it was appropriately logical that the insatiable talent of John Carpenter would opt to return to his roots, more ''frugal'' productions and more freedom for his creative auteurism in a territory with budgetary limitations but with an infinity of ideas to develop. Prince of Darkness is a film of self-discovery for its director, it is so self-referential that it functions as the multiform illation of…

  • Woman They Almost Lynched

    Woman They Almost Lynched

    ★★★★

    This neglected and alluring melodramatic western is one of the finest achievements of one of poverty row's most prolific production companies, the juicy, diversity-synthesizing Republic Pictures. Made in 1953 and at the peak of its cheap glory, this production company specializing in B productions shows us with this visionary western that it is a gem-generating machine just as substantial as any other A-level production. Woman They Almost Lynched is unabashedly informal and its writing evokes the raucously reckless energy of…

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  • Elvis

    Elvis

    ★★★

    There are not a few, but several particular moments in this festive hymn to the king of rock and roll in which you can energetically hear a mixture of modern hip hop in the 50's as if it were a musical solecism, that's when you become aware that you are not only in a sonorous extravaganza but also in one of the anachronistic worlds of the singularly eccentric Baz Luhrmann.
    Full Review at Celluloid Dimension

  • The Lower Depths

    The Lower Depths

    ★★★★

    It is not one of Jean Renoir's canonical works but it is one of his most substantive pieces that embodies the climacteric year during his career in the emblematic period of French poetic realism in the 1930s. A decisive decade for the formation of an impending world war, and 1936 is key to understanding the role of French cinema in the political and social conjuncture from an extraordinarily filmic perspective. The visionary auteur Jean Renoir had his ideological priorities previously…

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