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The difference between looking and seeing: “Central Bazaar” [1976, United Kingdom]

It helps once in a while, to digress slightly from a topic under discussion, if only to return and refocus with a fresh ‘eye’. Since this site discusses what may essentially be seen as a voyeuristic pursuit, namely nudity … Continue reading

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For want of a leg up: “Eva Braun” [2015 Italy]

Simone Scafidi had stated that his latest feature “Eva Braun” was inspired by the Italian sex scandals of the Berlusconi years where political favours and business contracts could apparently be procured for a price.
Scafidi’s not-too-subtle satire picks up a … Continue reading

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Spanish cinema, the way it used to be: “Stella cadente” [2014, Spain]

Among the things that first drew me to Spanish cinema was its unconventional, imaginative, and almost irreverent approach to film-narrative. Directors from Arrabal to Almodóvar, and Buñuel to Luna, especially during their ‘underground’ years, have extended frontiers so successfully … Continue reading

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A review: “Jours tranquilles à Clichy” [1990 France, Italy, Germany]

Too often in the history of cinema have we seen a legendary director bring an inspired piece of literature to film and completely miss, not only its central theme, but also the pulse. The culprit on this occasion of … Continue reading

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That stench, of a rotting world… “Baixio das Bestas” [2006 Brazil]

So exclaims Heitor to his neighbour and friend Mario, referring to falling standards of honour and respect within society. He ticks off a ‘permissive’ culture with ‘loose morals’, and castigates skimpily clad hostesses appearing on TV. He alleges that these occurrences are … Continue reading

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