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Charles Burnett: A True Master

Posted by Pat on August 16, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Maybe it’s just part of being a successful artist: you’re proud of the work that made your reputation, but, being an artist, you want to put it behind you and move on to something new. Trouble is, your fans don’t want to let you. If you’re Sting, they sit in the back of the concert […]

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Hong Kong Film Festival Still Surprises

Posted by Pat on August 6, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Although the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) is a noncompetitive event, it is more than a “Best of” World Cinema. This year, the 21st HKIFF (March 25 – April 9) packed an array of fourteen programs, including “Global Images” (new international cinema), director tributes and “Archival Treasures,” which included Louis Feuillade’s ten-episode serial, Les […]

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SnoreRX Can Help You Manage The Snoring

Posted by Pat on June 25, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Willingly putting a hunk of plastic in your mouth to help curb your snoring problem isn’t the easiest decision to make. There are so many models on the market you have to make sure you do your research and figure out just which one works for you. You also have to consider your budget and […]

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Portrait Of A Classic: The Ice Storm

Posted by Pat on May 17, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Ang Lee, director of The Ice Storm – whom one would not necessarily regard as a stylist – has conceded that his previous films (Pushing Hands [1992], The Wedding Banquet [1993], Eat Drink Man Woman [1994], and Sense and Sensibility [1995]) lacked a style, in order to make the point that The Ice Storm has […]

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How To Avoid HP Poweredge Logical Drive Failure?

Posted by Pat on February 6, 2015 in Uncategorized |

Due to corrupt files and the deletion of important data, the Poweredge logical drive failed to work and cause the problem for the user. The best thing is to avoid the situations that cause the failure of the drive. But what are the precautions that we should use to avoid these miss happenings? The first […]

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La Scorta – You Can’t Lose With Him

Posted by Pat on November 20, 2014 in Uncategorized |

In American gangster movies, the Mafia usually appears in loud, showy images. Within approaches as different as the high opera of the first two Godfather films (or the feeble comic book of The Godfather, Part III) or Martin Scorsese’s sprightly dance-of-death realism in GoodFellas, the dons and soldiers of La Cosa Nostra parade their brutality […]

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Montreal’s World Film Festival Continues To Amaze

Posted by Pat on November 5, 2014 in Uncategorized |

The Montreal World Film Festival screens a vast number of films – most of them European, Latin American, and Asian – while showing few big-budget Hollywood works. Montreal is known as a festival of moviegoers while its rival, the Toronto International Festival, is viewed as more market and industry oriented. One of Quebec’s most prominent […]

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Was “Bulworth” Worth It?

Posted by Pat on October 26, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Bulworth is the most politically radical film from Hollywood since, well, Warren Beatty’s Reds. It slashes at the two-party system in America, corporate domination of economic life including healthcare, corrupted mass media, and racial injustice. Unlike Reds, which employed realistic techniques to evoke the revolutionary fervor surrounding the Bolshevik Revolution, Bulworth is a tragicomedy. Its […]

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Are French Directors Fading In Importance?

Posted by Pat on October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Of the various French directors that one can place within that loosely defined group known as The New Wave, Jacques Rivette is certainly one of the least well-known in the U.S., although his recent La Belle noiseuse (1991) has changed that slightly. While directors such as Godard, Truffaut, and Chabrol were managing, in spite of […]

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Mike Leigh – British Genius

Posted by Pat on October 5, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Long before the critical and popular success of Secrets & Lies, Mike Leigh made many low-budget films for television. Most of these subtle and unique works – e.g., Grown Ups (1980) and Home Sweet Home (1982) – depicted the everyday domestic life and relationships of working-class people. These films never received the same critical consideration […]

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Reviewing In The Company Of Men

Posted by Pat on July 15, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Produced by Mark Archer and Stephen Pevner; written and directed by Neil LaBute; cinematography by Tony Hettinger; edited by Joel Plotch; music by Ken Williams and Karel Roessingn; starring Aaron Eckhart, Stacy Edwards, Matt Malloy and Michael Martin. Color, 93 mins. A Sony Pictures Classics release. If Neil LaBute were playing poker, someone would want […]

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Review: Disgraced Monuments

Posted by Pat on June 29, 2014 in Uncategorized |

The battle of the monuments rages in Moscow. A year-old statue of the last Tsar, Nicholas II, was blown up last spring. In July, explosives at the base of the massive new memorial to Tsar Peter the Great were deactivated before they could send the monument into the Moscow River. History has not been kind, […]