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(Good) Friday One Sheet: HUMANE
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Curious timing on the Christian calendar for today’s column. We are not at the resurrection yet on Good Friday, only the sacrifice, and the death-heavy poster for Humane shows that.   Perfect ordered body bags, in an neutral grey setting, suggest...
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Adam Wingard Focuses on the Monsters
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To paraphrase everyone’s favorite AMC Theaters spokesperson, “We come to kaiju films to see giant monsters beat each other up,” and “Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire,” the fifth installment of Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise, delivers the creature fights in spades....
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DogMan | Review
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All Dogs Go to Heaven: Besson Gets Bombastic with Retro Pulp The suspension of disbelief required to enjoyably settle into Luc Besson’s latest film, DogMan, is significant, a B-movie scream of queer vigilantism as shaggy eared and rough around the...
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Asphalt City | Review
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Angel Heart: Sauvaire Serves Savior Complex in EMS Thriller “It’s easier with wings than without,” was the tagline for Wim Wenders’ 1987 film Wings of Desire, which could easily have been borrowed for Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s fourth feature, Asphalt City. Based...
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Eva Green Finds Romance in 4K Restoration Trailer for Bernardo Bertolucci’s NC-17 Cut of The Dreamers
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Restored in 4K for its 20th anniversary last year, Bernardo Bertolucci’s penultimate feature The Dreamers is now arriving on a new 4K UHD disc this summer. Marking Eva Green’s first film role, the romantic drama set during the 1968 Paris...
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NYC Weekend Watch: Sergei Parajanov, Le Samouraï, Patricia Highsmith & More
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NYC Weekend Watch is our weekly round-up of repertory offerings. Roxy CinemaParajanov’s Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors plays on Friday; “City Dudes” returns on Saturday, while Space Jam screens on 35mm this Sunday. Film ForumLe Samouraï screens in a new 4K restoration; Hondo’s West Indies and...
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Colin Farrell Shines In Apple TV+’s Refined and Genre-Bending Sugar
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When we are first introduced to John Sugar (Colin Farrell), he relays that he doesn’t “like hurting people.” It’s during an early act of violence that he utters this, and he continues to relay this fact throughout different episodes, often...
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La Chimera
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“La Chimera” plays like a magical realism version of the classic one-last-heist movie.   The core of it ultimately may reveal itself to be somewhat familiar: Newly released from prison for his crimes, a thief returns home to pull off the big job that will finally make him and his friends rich. But through the dreamlike...
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In the Land of Saints and Sinners
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After the one-two gut punch of garbage filmmaking that was “Blacklight” and “Memory,” I had just about given up on Liam Neeson, an actor of undeniable quality who seemed to have stopped actually reading scripts all the way through before...
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Now Streaming: NO BLADE OF GRASS, Anarchy in the U.K.
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Cornel Wilde's post-apocalyptic vision of John Christopher's novel is heavy-handed, hyper-hysterical, and highly entertaining. Now streaming on Criterion Channel. [Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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