Monthly Archives: May 2011

Ivans Childhood [Andrei Tarkovsky 1962]

Ingmar Bergman  once stated about this film, “My discovery of Tarkovskys first film was like a miracle. Suddenly I found myself standing at the door of a room, the keys to which, until then, had never been given to me…” … Continue reading

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Branded To Kill [Seijun suzuki 1967]

The last film Seijun Suzuki made for Nikkatsu Studios that famously got him fired for “incomprehensibility”and resulted in him being without work for the next ten years, is something of a maniacal marvel. An exceptional collaboration between cinematographer Kazue Nagatsuka … Continue reading

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Dillinger Is Dead [Marco Ferreri 1969]

My brother asked me to write a piece about this, to try explain it, not sure this helps. I discovered this bizarre film once again on amazon while browsing ‘Film & Tv’ aimlessly. Finding the cover and price interesting, I … Continue reading

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Sisters [Brian De Palma / 1973 / 89mins]

This could be -maybe with the exception of ‘Blow Out’- Mr. De Palma ‘s finest film. As the film begins we are awestruck by the menacing opening theme by master film composer Bernard Hermann. Laden with his trademark dramatic organ … Continue reading

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