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Videophiled: ‘Adua and Her Friends’

25 January, 2015 (06:39) | Uncategorized | By: Editor

Adua and Her Friends (Raro / Kino Lorber, Blu-ray) are prostitutes from a Rome brothel attempting to take charge of their own lives after their place is shut down in the aftermath of Italy’s Merlin Law, which ended legalized prostitution in 1958 (the film was released in 1960). Adua (played by Simone Signoret), a veteran […]

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Send in ‘The Clowns’

11 January, 2014 (08:31) | Uncategorized | By: Editor

Federico Fellini loves his clowns. They are the stars of La Strada, part of the sideshow of 8 ½, and revelers in the dreamscape world of Juliet of the Spirits, and those are just the literal incarnations in whiteface and costumes. You find their cousins in Il Bidone and The White Sheik and the circus […]

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Blu-ray: ‘Smiles of a Summer Night’ – A Bergman Roundelay

4 May, 2011 (09:55) | Uncategorized | By: Editor

Smiles Of A Summer Night (Criterion) Ingmar Bergman’s reputation is built on a foundation of introspective human dramas and personal crises steeped in philosophical discussions, conversations that scrape tender emotions and troubled relationships laid bare. And yes, his career is filled with such cinema, much of it dark, most of it very serious and all […]

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Another Parallax View

14 August, 2008 (19:20) | Parallax View, Uncategorized | By: Sean Axmaker

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