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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Baba Bizi Eversene

From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Baba Bizi Eversene

Pat Padua December 10, 2014 0

Why would you watch a 94 minute movie you can’t understand? The credit sequence of Baba Bizi Eversene (Daddy, Make Me Marry) alone draws you in. The 1975 comedy seems to operate like a

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Revisit: Ace in the Hole

Revisit: Ace in the Hole

David Harris December 8, 2014 0

In 2010, 33 men were trapped in a Chilean mine after a cave-in. For 69 days, the world watched as the trapped men awaited rescue, staving off starvation and potentially another cave-in. When rescuers

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What to Watch: Week of December 8th

What to Watch: Week of December 8th

Spectrum Culture Staff December 7, 2014 0

Monday: The Thing from Another World What: Scientists uncover a giant weird-looking something frozen in a block of ice while digging in the North Pole. They unwisely let it thaw. TV’s Sherriff Matt Dillon

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Oeuvre: The Elephant Man

Oeuvre: The Elephant Man

Pat Padua December 4, 2014 0

Surrealism is not ironic. David Lynch fans sometimes feel that the auteur’s depiction of authority and old fashioned white picket-fence values is a sly indictment of conservative politics, but Lynch has an earnest admiration

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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Battle Beyond the Stars

From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Battle Beyond the Stars

Katherine Springer December 3, 2014 0

Thanks to the culture of on demand streaming video, mindless vegetating in front of the TV screen is much harder. Travel and cooking shows and home renos are constantly at the insomniac’s fingertips, but

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What to Watch: Week of December 1st

What to Watch: Week of December 1st

Spectrum Culture Staff November 30, 2014 0

Monday: The Clown Murders What: A 1976 horror movie set among the upper-class denizens of a country club. Polo-playing college friends conspire to put on clown masks and pretend to kidnap their boss’s wife,

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Oeuvre: Lynch: Eraserhead

Oeuvre: Lynch: Eraserhead

Forrest Cardamenis November 20, 2014 0

As recently as this past September, David Lynch, answering questions about Eraserhead for its recent Criterion release, said, “No one, to my knowledge, has ever seen the film the way I see it. The

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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Robocop 2

From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Robocop 2

Jake Cole November 19, 2014 0

Satire has become the safety word of the comically wanting, a term employed as self-absolution when someone wishes to indulge in regressive offenses like sexism or racism while assuring everyone that they don’t really

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Revisit: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

Revisit: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

David Harris November 17, 2014 0

By the time Wes Anderson released The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Bill Murray had garnered so much good will as an actor that he could play a homophobic, venal, misogynistic deadbeat father

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Oeuvre: Lynch: Early Shorts

Oeuvre: Lynch: Early Shorts

Jake Cole November 13, 2014 0

David Lynch’s short films, as much as his debut feature Eraserhead, show the director finding his singular voice piece by piece, gradually moving from his background as a painter to a student filmmaker with

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