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Yoshihiko Matsui’s The Noisy Requiem

There is a moment in Toshihiko Matsui‘s epic 1988 underground film The Noisy Requiem where a young school girl recalls a strange dream to her friend. In it, she sees a boy feeding pigeons and taking notice of a single … Continue reading

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Nagisa Ôshima’s Death By Hanging

Few film movements have gone as overlooked by the west as the Japanese New Wave; the radical and thought provoking generation of filmmakers who had the misfortune of following what many considered golden age of Japanese Cinema. While filmmakers like … Continue reading

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Déjà vu

A view through an iris, followed by a direct cut to a kiss. In 1957, it was Gene Barry and Eve Brent in Sam Fuller’s western Forty Guns. Three years later, it was Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo in Jean-Luc … Continue reading

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F for Fake

Whenever discussing Orson Welles’ final masterpiece, F for Fake, I’m reminded of Rembrandt, his great painting “The Polish Rider,” and one of his contemporaries, the lesser-known Willem Drost. “The Polish Rider” is fascinating late work from Rembrandt and has been … Continue reading

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