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“Nosferatu the Vampyre” (1979, dir. Werner Herzog)

Horror films are a difficult thing to peg down. They often are so sloppily put together and so cheap that they tend to be nothing more than C and B movies. On top of that, Werner Herzog movies are difficult to nail down. His films are unlike anything that any other filmmaker creates. The combination of … Continue reading

An End of the World Triple Feature

With all of this Mayan calendar talk that’s been going around for months (years?), I decided to spend my “last night on earth” watching movies (after all, what else am I going to do on a Thursday night?), and the obvious choice of theme for the night was Apocalypse movies! So last night I sat … Continue reading

In the grove: “The Outrage” (1964, dir. Martin Ritt)

In 1951 Akira Kurosawa’s film Rashomon (1950) took the world by storm when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the prestigious Golden Lion. Rashomon winning that award is considered to be the breakout moment in Japanese film; the moment when the West suddenly became very, very aware of what the East was capable of with a movie … Continue reading

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