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Sex in Cinema: Surprises from the Archives

Notes on a century of sin, seduction and censorship.

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Movies During Wartime: San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

July 24, 2014
ZERO MOTIVATION

The annual collision of identity, history, art and geopolitics is further complicated by the war in Gaza.

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Gestures: EROTIKON

July 23, 2014

On doorknobs, doorways, thresholds and epiphanies: Mauritz Stiller’s EROTIKON.

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Bechdel-sploitation: Erotic Films that Pass the Test

July 22, 2014
CLIP

With women’s newfound control over sexual expression, the question of what a truly progressive feminism ‘looks like’ remains open for debate.

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Herzog’s Big Dare: EVEN DWARFS STARTED SMALL

July 22, 2014 | One Comment

A little ditty about defiance and futility.

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Radley Metzger and the ‘Arty’ Adult Film

July 21, 2014
THE LICKERISH QUARTET

Traveling back to the heydays of 1960s softcore and 1970s hardcore ‘sinema’ with Radley Metzger’s singular sex-film creations.

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The Many Voices of Roger Ebert and LIFE ITSELF

July 20, 2014
LIFE ITSELF

LIFE ITSELF isn’t merely the story of a famous film critic, but a testimony to how a voice manifests itself among the people in one’s life.

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Spoilt for Choice on the Crystal Frontier

July 19, 2014

A programmer’s notes on the bounty of new Latin American cinema.

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A Boy and His Dystopia

July 18, 2014
THE PURGE ANARCHY

On THE PURGE, its predecessors and much, much more. (Yes, you can read plenty into the ever-more-nihilistic depiction of tomorrow in popular entertainment.)

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PLANET OF THE APES’ Monkey Business

July 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

PLANET OF APES and apocalyptic visions: are American blockbusters now catering to your sense of nihilism, or vice versa?

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Starring: the Stunt Artist

July 17, 2014
DOUBLE DARE

On risking it all for art, then and (not so much) now.

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Barry Jenkins: Post-MELANCHOLY and Productive

July 15, 2014
MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY

Barry Jenkins’ shorts keep intimacy in cinema alive.

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Say Hello to My Little Dieter

July 15, 2014
LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY

Documentaries stand or fall on the charisma of their human subjects—and Herzog has an almost unfailing radar for intriguing, unique and charismatic people to follow and film.