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April 15, 2014

The Thin Blue Line — Errol Morris (Full Documentary)

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April 11, 2014

The Seventh Continent — Michael Haneke (Full Film)

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March 28, 2014

If…. — Lindsay Anderson (Full Film)

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(Read my review).

March 27, 2014

Ingmar Bergman’s Persona (Full Film)

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March 25, 2014

Orlando — Sally Potter (Full Film)

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March 7, 2014

Boy Meets Girl — Leos Carax (Full Film)

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March 4, 2014

Black Moon — Louis Malle (Full Film)

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Black Moon may well deserve the title of Louis Malle’s film maudit. The release in September 1975 of what he called his “mythological fairy tale taking place in the near future” disconcerted many, especially as people had expected him to follow up on his previous work, the groundbreaking German-occupation drama Lacombe, Lucien (1974). As a result, the film was his least successful at the box office, and despite receiving two Césars in 1976, it remained until recently one of his most difficult to see.

Black Moon opens as quasi science fiction—there seems to be some kind of nuclear war going on, with soldiers wearing gas masks—but immediately evolves into an elaborate surrealist fantasy. In a deserted countryside, a fair young woman (Cathryn Harrison) fleeing the armed conflict stumbles upon a series of animals, ranging from the rural—a badger, pigs, sheep, snakes, and a horse—to a mythical unicorn. Narrowly escaping being shot, she ends up in a beautiful mansion that is itself overrun by animals, those she has seen outside now joined by a tame rat and an eagle, among others. The human inhabitants of the house are an androgynous and incestuous brother and sister couple, possibly twins (played by Alexandra Stewart and Joe Dallesandro), who, like the heroine, are both called Lily, and their bedridden elderly mother (Thérèse Giehse, who had played the grandmother in Lacombe, Lucien and whom Malle credited with indirectly generating Black Moon by suggesting that he make a film without dialogue; he dedicated the film to her, as she died before it was released). Although Black Moon was produced in an English and a French version—and Malle stated that he preferred the English one—language is reduced to a few grunts, a minute amount of intelligible dialogue, and animal noises. The film is instead replete with surrealist images, such as a talking piglet in a child’s high chair, decapitated animals, feral naked children driving pigs or sheep, and both the female twin and the heroine at one point breast-feeding the old woman.

From Ginette Vincendeau’s essay “Black Moon: Louis in Wonderland.

March 1, 2014

The Face of Another — Hiroshi Teshigahara (Full Film)

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February 24, 2014

End of the Century: The Story of The Ramones (Full Film)

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(Heads up: This film is fucking depressing).

February 22, 2014

The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema — Slavoj Žižek (Full Film)

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February 11, 2014

The Gospel According to St. Matthew — Pier Paolo Pasolini (Full Film)

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February 5, 2014

Watch Commissioner of Sewers, A 1991 Documentary About William S. Burroughs

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January 6, 2014

2084 — Chris Marker

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December 28, 2013

See Wise Blood, John Houston’s Adaptation of Flannery O’Connor’s Novel

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December 14, 2013

Watch Salesman, a 1969 Documentary About Traveling Bible Salesmen by the Maysles Brothers and Charlotte Zwerin

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December 7, 2013

Luck, Trust, and Ketchup: Robert Altman in Carver Country (Full Documentary)

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December 2, 2013

Faust — Jan Svankmajer (Full Film)

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December 1, 2013

Faust — F.W. Murnau (Full Film)

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November 22, 2013

Testament of Orpheus — Jean Cocteau (Full Film)

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November 16, 2013

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (Full Film)

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