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"The movie business is macabre. Grotesque.
It is a combination of a football game
and a brothel."
-- Federico Fellini
Jul 262013
 
Twixt

After a two-decade fallow period with dramas, Francis Ford Coppola returned to his horror roots (that began during his apprenticeship with Roger Corman) with "Twixt," a vanity production (it had to follow three self-imposed mandates that Coppola requires in all of his new work: That it be his own original story and screenplay, have some … More

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Jul 262013
 
Trance

"Trance" is an all-out assault on the psychological thriller by master-of-every-genre Danny Boyle. Much like his assault on science fiction, "Sunshine," audiences shied away from "Trance," most likely because the meat of the film can't be encapsulated in a few words or a 60-second trailer. "Trance" is nothing short of a visual mind game that … More

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Jul 262013
 
Ginger & Rosa

Sally Potter, director of the outlandish "Orlando" (1992) and "The Tango Lesson" (1997), continues her skein of interesting and quirky productions with "Ginger & Rosa," a coming-of-age story set in London in 1962. The story: Two teenage girls — Ginger & Rosa — are inseparable. They skip school together, talk about love, religion and politics … More

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