Category Archives: Film

Art exhibit in New York: Sergei Parajanov, the Creator

                  At long last an exhibit of Parajanov’s artworks from the Sergei Parajanov Museum in Yerevan has come to New York City. Entitled Sergei Parajanov: The Creator, the exhibit runs through June … Continue reading

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Kiss of the Damned

After a one-week engagement at the Landmark Midtown, Xan Cassavetes’ film Kiss of the Damned has returned to Atlanta’s Plaza Theater. A love letter to the 1970s erotic horror films of directors such as Jess Franco and Jean Rollin, it … Continue reading

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Ukrainian Poetic Cinema at the Lincoln Center

The Film Society of the Lincoln Center is showing the cream of the crop of Ukrainian cinema on September 7-12 in a series entitled “Capturing the Marvelous: Ukrainian Poetic Cinema.”  All of these films are nothing short of dazzling and … Continue reading

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Parajanov’s The Flower on the Stone

Sergei Parajanov actually directed only a portion of the 1962 film The Flower on the Stone. Anatoly Slesarenko, began shooting the film under a different title, but the lead actress Inna Burduchenko-Kiriliuk (who played the character Christina) was killed in … Continue reading

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White Material

Claire Denis is such a magnificently visual director that no one should miss the opportunity to see her latest film, White Material (2009) on the new Criterion Collection Blu-ray. I only wish that Beau Travail (1999) would receive such luxurious … Continue reading

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Mondo Cinema 2011

What do Jean Rouch, Fisher-Price Pixelvision and Liberace have in common? That is for you to find out. Andy Ditzler’s Film Love and Mondo Homo have a special screening programmed this Sunday, May 29, 2011, 7:00 PM at My Sister’s … Continue reading

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Cave of Forgotten Dreams at the Tara

My love-hate relationship with the Tara Theatre in Atlanta took yet another twist this past weekend with their engagement of the new Werner Herzog documentary Cave of Forgotten Dreams. Yes, the Tara shows some excellent foreign and independent films, but … Continue reading

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The Color of Pomegranates: four DVD editions compared

Last night I was finally able to see the new subtitled Russian Cinema Council DVD of Sergei Parajanov’s The Color of Pomegranates (1969) and can now do a comparison of all the existing DVD editions. Ruscico’s subtitled edition of the … Continue reading

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Avatar: Going Native

I just returned from an advance screening of James Cameron’s new film Avatar. Initially I was skeptical after seeing a trailer, but I’ve become an enthusiastic convert. In order to appreciate what Cameron and his vest technical crew have accomplished, … Continue reading

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Surviving the Antichrist

I managed  to catch Lars von Trier’s Antichrist on its last night at the Landmark Midtown in Atlanta. Long before the dedication to Andrei Tarkovsky appeared in the film’s closing credits, I spotted any number of visual echoes of Tarkovsky’s … Continue reading

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