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Don’t Stop Believing

Continuing the spooky Halloween posts, here’s the 1987 Martin Sheen thriller, The Believers. This freaky little gem finds a widower surrounded by a threatening secret society after he and his son move to New York City. I think of this film as a charming occult thriller with the automatic kitsch of all things 1980′s. Add [...]

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Alphaville at 50

This year we mark the 50th anniversary of Jean-Luc Godard’s sci-fi thriller, Alphaville. The futuristic-seeming settings and the presence of actor Eddie Constantine assure us that this is indeed a sci-fi thriller, but this is a Godard film so its also a movie about movies. Here’s the word from the British Film Institute… While the [...]

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Nashville Film Festival Part I

I’ve been spending the last few days checking out various selections at the Nashville film festival. My assistant, Antonia Oakes, came up with a preliminary itinerary of films to which I’ve added a few of my own choices. The flicks I’ve seen so far highlight various countercultures and outsider aesthetics in one way or another. [...]

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