[Fantasia 2021] Short Films: INHERITANCE / UNA NUOVA PROSPETTIVA

Two short films about the different layers of time and psychogeography.

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Season 1, Episode 8: “Autofac”

After a decade, the Autofac is a company with total control over the means of production. A group of humans fight its cybernetic automation.

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Season 1, Episode 6: “Human Is”

A woman’s husband comes back home from war on another planet a wholly changed man. But is it for the better?

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The Childhood of a Leader is One Darkly Vivid View of the Birth of Dictatorship at the Family Level

The Childhood of a Leader. 2016. Directed by Brady Corbet. Screenplay by Corbet & Mona Fastvold. Starring Tom Sweet, Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Bérénice Bejo, Caroline Boulton, Sophie Lane Curtis, Rebecca Dayan, Luca Bercovici, Yolande Moreau, Scott Alexander Young, Michael Epp, Jeremy Wheeler, & Roderick Hill. FilmTeam/Bow and Arrow Entertainment/Bron Capital Partners. Not Rated.Continue reading “The Childhood of a Leader is One Darkly Vivid View of the Birth of Dictatorship at the Family Level”

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Maryland: A Post-Modern Analysis of PTSD

Maryland (also billed as Disorder). 2016. Directed by Alice Winocour. Screenplay by Winocour & Jean-Stéphane Bron. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger, Paul Hamy, Zaïd Errougui-Demonsant, Percy Kemp, Victor Pontecorvo, Franck Torrecillas, Chems Eddine, Philippe Haddad, Jean-Louis Coulloc’h, Rachid Hafassa, David Colombo, & Rabia Elatache. Dharamsala/Darius Films/Mars Films. Rated PG. 98 minutes. Drama/Thriller ★★★★1/2 There have been plenty cracks,Continue reading “Maryland: A Post-Modern Analysis of PTSD”

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Man Behind the Sun Begs the Question: Is It Trash? Or Is It Important?

Man Behind the Sun. 1988. Directed by T.F. Mou. Screenplayby Mei Liu, Wen Yuan Mou, & Dun Jing Teng. Cast: Jianxin Chen, Hsu Gou, Linjie Hao, Haizhe Jin, Tie Long Jin, Yuanrong Jin, Bolin Li, Pengyu Liu, Xuhui Lui, Zhaohua Mei, Zhe Quan ,Jiefu Tian, Gang Wang, Runsheng Wang, Shennin Wang, Jiang Wen, Dai Yao Wu,Continue reading “Man Behind the Sun Begs the Question: Is It Trash? Or Is It Important?”

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The Wonderful Foolishness and Biting Satire of Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. 1964. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Screenplay by Kubrick, Peter George, & Terry Southern. Starring Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, Keenan Wynn, Slim Pickens, Tracy Reed, Peter Bull, James Earl Jones, & Jack Creley. Columbia Pictures/Hawk Films. Not Rated. 95 minutes.Continue reading “The Wonderful Foolishness and Biting Satire of Dr. Strangelove”

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The Third Part of the Night is Horrifying Cinematic Existentialism

The Third Part of the Night. 1971. Directed by Andrzej Żuławski. Screenplay by Andrzej & Miroslaw Żuławski. Starring Malgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszynski, Jan Nowicki, Jerzy Golinski, Anna Milewska, Michal Grudzinski, & Marek Walczewski. Polski State Film. Not Rated. 105 minutes. Drama/Horror/War ★★★★★  Andrzej Żuławski first wowed me with Possession, and after being completely, morbidly enthralled by its wonderfully sickeningContinue reading “The Third Part of the Night is Horrifying Cinematic Existentialism”

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Cotillard & Fassbender in a Properly Haunting Macbeth

Macbeth. 2015. Directed by Justin Kurzel. Screenplay by Jacob Koskoff, Michael Lesslie & Todd Louiso; based on the original play by William Shakespeare. Starring Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine, Lochlann Harris, Lynn Kennedy, Seylan Baxter, Brian Nickels, Hilton McRae, James Harkness, Ross Anderson, David Thewlis, Sean Harris and Elizabeth Debicki. See-Saw Films/DMC Film/ACE/Film 4/CreativeContinue reading “Cotillard & Fassbender in a Properly Haunting Macbeth”

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AMERICAN SNIPER: Making a Murderer

American Sniper. 2014. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, and Kyle Gallner. Warner Brothers. Rated 14A. 132 minutes. Action/Biography/Drama 1/2 First of all, I have a family member who served in the Canadian Armed Forces. Second, I know others who’ve gone over to Iraq, et cetera, several people I knew well growingContinue reading “AMERICAN SNIPER: Making a Murderer”

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William Friedkin’s THE HUNTED – A Retrospective Review

A look back at an underrated William Friedkin film.

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