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Review: I am Cuba (1964) UR 141min

December 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I am Cuba (1964)

A classic… absolutely astonishing! I AM CUBA is that rarity of rarities, a genuine hidden treasure. It puts to shame anything we’re doing today.
–Martin Scorsese
Soviet director  Mikhail Kalatozov’s 1964 film “Soy Cuba” (a.k.a. I am Cuba in 1995 US release) depicts [...]

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Tags: Black and White · Classic Films · Cuba · DVD · Drama · Foreign · Movies · USSR

Coffee And Cigarettes (2003) R 95min

October 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Coffee And Cigarettes (2003)

Jim Jarmusch (Year of the Horse, Dead Man, Mystery Train) has shot this collage of short films over a  long period of time. The first episode, “Coffee and Cigarettes I”, came out in 1986.
In this full feature-length film he combined all [...]

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Tags: Black and White · Comedy · Cult Films · DVD · Drama · Movies · USA

The Good German (2006) R 105min

September 21st, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Good German (2006)

Steven Soderbergh (Good Night, and Good Luck, A Scanner Darkly) directed this 2006 after-WWII drama starring George Clooney, Cate Blanchett and Jerry Maguire based on Joseph Kanon’s novel.
The plot: July 1945. Stalin, Roosevelt and Chirchill are meeting to divide liberated Europe. [...]

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Tags: Black and White · DVD · Drama · Film Noir · Movies · Mystery · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

Persepolis (2007) PG-13 138min

September 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Persepolis (2007)

Persepolis is a political film describing life in Iran over the past 40 years in the form of… animated story.
The plot: Marjane Satrapi, director and writer of the movie, uses the comic and now the cartoon to tell the story of her [...]

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Tags: Animation · Black and White · DVD · Drama · France · Movies

Dead Man (1995) R 2h

July 8th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Review: Dead Man (1995)

This dramatic western starring Johnny Depp was written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
The plot: After death of his parents, William Blake, an accountant from Cleveland, takes a job offer and moves to the Town of Machine at the end of the [...]

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Tags: Black and White · Cult Films · DVD · Dark comedy · Drama · Movies · USA · Westerns

Review of “Sami Swoi” (1967) UR 80min

April 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

“Our Folks” is a classic Polish comedy.
The plot: Two quarreling families were expatriated from Eastern Poland (now Belarus) to Western part of Poland that used to be German before the WWII. By accident they end up being settling on neighboring farms again.
The good: [...]

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Tags: Black and White · Classic Films · Comedy · DVD · Movies

Review of “The Bicycle Thief” (1948) UR 89min

March 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The plot: Post-World War II Italy is going through devastating period of depression. A job is hard to come by. Antonio Ricci manages to get a job after two years of unemployment: to drive around Rome and put up posters of Rita Heyworth, [...]

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Tags: Black and White · Classic Films · DVD · Drama · Foreign · Italy · Movies

The U.S. vs John Lennon (2006) PG-13 96min

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

Documentary written and directed by David Leaf and John Scheinfeld about the part of life of John Lennon when he was more and more separating himself from Beatles and becoming a political peace activist. Yoko Ono also is interviewed in this movie. Lots [...]

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Tags: Biographical · Black and White · Documentary

The Harold Lloyd Comedy Collection (1919-1931) NR

October 27th, 2007 · No Comments

A great collection of Harrold Lloyd, the genious of silent comedy, films. They was popular and funny then and they are funny now. Don’t watch them alone – get an audience.

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Tags: Black and White · Classic Films · Comedy · DVD · Movies · Silent

Divorzio all’italiana (1961)

July 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

A.k.a. “Divorce Italian Style” (USA). I saw this movie when I was a kid. Starring Marcello Mastroianni (my mom is still in love with him) and Stefania Sandrelli. Enough had been said about this movie in the past 46 years. Just wanted to [...]

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Tags: Black and White · Classic Films · Comedy · DVD · Foreign · Italy · Movies