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02.11.14 Marina Galperina

Seven years in the making, five and a half hours long, shot with a cast of hundreds in an abandoned RV dealership in Los Angeles, a cathedral and defunct steel mill in Detroit, and a flooding replica of Norman Mailer’s house floating on a barge down the East River — Matthew Barney and Jonathan Bepler’s River […]

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08.29.13 Marina Galperina

Fresh young cops! Big bad criminals! A mafia bro’s girl that needs masculine rescue! This is one of the most popular genres of movies being made in Russia right now — Special Forces cops, now with feelings! The newest — Breaking Loose from director Alexey Uchitel — will premiere at the Toronto International Film Fest next month. It […]

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02.28.12 Marina Galperina

You lucky, lucky bastards… BAMcinématek presents — Hysterical Excess: Discovering Andrzej Zulawski film retrospective. Fuck the fucking Oscars. Here’s what you do: Start with Possession, “a delirious exercise in exploitation, the avant-garde, and camp hysteria” featuring the craziest gorgeous girl in the history of dysfunctional relationships on film. […]

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07.19.10 Marina Galperina

The director of 1964’s Inferno went crazy and had a final breakdown in the middle of re-shooting the big lesbian sex scene. A documentary gathering up the pieces of the psychedelic psychodrama is now playing at the IFC center. […]

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04.06.10 Marina Galperina

Hear ye, ricketiest of cinephiles: Metropolis is getting re-released, again, featuring those recently discovered 25 minutes of lost footage. Coming to LA and NYC theaters mid-April, your DVD player in November. […]

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02.25.10 Marina Galperina

I realize I may have been a little hasty condemning Tarantino as an opportunist weasel and dooming his recently appropriated LA moviehouse New Beverly to a calendar fisted up to the teeth with kitsch violence. That was probably overreacting on my part. […]

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