7.1.2017 2001

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8.9.2016 Hour of the Wolf

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It has been a while since I Bergmaned. This was always one of my favorites and I think it holds up pretty well. Liv Ullman is a gift from god – when the film pulls away from her for a while I miss her. Bergman’s women are usually more interesting than his men anyway.

12.1.2014 God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance

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I hate hippies. This was okay, but I must admit it is odd going from mostly knowing Blank as a chronicler of lower class society, to the petty bourgeoisie of the 60s counter culture. That and the lack of sync sound really make it stand out, but I am glad for its inclusion in the set as it breaks up a lot of assumptions and makes you reconsider his body of work in a more complete manner.

10.21.2014 San Diego Surf

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I had a lot of fun watching this, though I almost can’t quite wrap my head around it afterwards. Like all of the Warhol stuff I’ve seen it shows that you can make a good movie without almost any of the things we normally value. Intentional or not, this really gives you a lot to think about.

10.17.2013 The Color of Pomegranates

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Another one of my all time favorites.  Because of a project I have been working on the last few years I have watched this many times and I still marvel at it’s power over me.  It is so simple and in a way utilitarian that when I watch it I find I have forgot how basic the elements are.  Cinema stripped to it’s heart.