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Brew Views: Body Double

Double duty.


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While some filmmakers pay subtle homage to their forebears, Brian De Palma makes no attempt to hide his Hitchcock obsession. All month long, in a series called Deja Vertigo, the Hollywood Theatre    More
 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: Charade

Parlor games.


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Forget Psycho. That flick may have cinema’s most harrowing shower scene, but Charade has its most delightful, in the form of a fully clothed Cary Grant lathering himself up as a highly amused Au   More
 
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: The Sapphires

Soul sisters.


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According to crusty Irish boozer Dave—played with impeccable comic charm by Chris O’Dowd, Kristen Wiig’s cop boyfriend in Bridesmaids—country-western and soul music are both rooted in loss.    More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: Clash of the Titans


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EFFECTS MASTER: Had the late Ray Harryhausen never broken into cinema, we probably wouldn’t have the world of movies we do today. From his breakout in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) all the way   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: An Oversimplification of Her Beauty

Love, deconstructed.


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Like a lovesick diary entry, Terence Nance’s feature debut, An Oversimplification of Her Beauty, loops from confession to self-doubt to blind infatuation. The film is a blend of documentary and    More
 
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: Pieta

Revenge served cold.


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In the first 10 minutes of Pieta, the latest feature from internationally renowned director Kim Ki-duk, a man in a wheelchair hangs himself, another loudly humps a pillow on his bed, and a third   More
 
Wednesday, May 29, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Brew Views: No

Say sí.


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During the 1988 election in Chile that led to the ouster of Augusto Pinochet, TV advertising played as major a role in the political process as traditional campaigning: For 27 days, each side ha   More
 
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 ROBERT HAM

Brew Views: Spring Breakers

Disney gone wild.


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The words “spring break” are repeated so often in Spring Breakers that the phrase takes on a mantralike quality. Still best known for writing Kids and directing Gummo, backwater auteur Harmony K   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MICHAEL NORDINE

Brew Views: The Long Goodbye

Marlowe for the Me generation.


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For its second tribute to film noir, Return to Noirville, Cinema 21 celebrates the genre’s apex with eight classics, but it also hops a few decades forward with a trio of neo-noirs. Top among th   More
 
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON

Brew Views: Upstream Color

This little swine of mine.


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Pigs figure heavily in Upstream Color. In addition to a scene of a woman cuddling with a piglet, writer-director Shane Carruth’s sophomore feature also includes swine being bagged for an unple   More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2013 REBECCA JACOBSON
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