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Michael Vazquez: 2011's Doomsday Cinema, Part I: Melancholia @ 49th NYFF plus Gainsbourg on Von Trier & Lars' NYFF 47 Press Conference (VIDEO)

In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.
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Michael Vazquez: Cinema As Historical Conscience: Post-Mortem Final Screenings In NYC Today (VIDEO)

Entertainment : Huffington Post: Entertainment Blog (3 years ago)

I'm re-posting this review from NYFF#48 to earnestly remind fans of engagé cinema that today is their last chance to screen Post-Mortem, an essential, unflinching meditation on Chile's semi-recent history -- and by extension, its (a... Read Post

Michael Giltz: Cannes 2011 Day Eight, Nine and Ten: "Melancholia" As Von Trier and Almodovar Disappoint

Entertainment : Huffington Post: Entertainment Blog (4 years ago)

Let's dive right in as the festival continues to produce challenging and ambitious movies right up the final days. MELANCHOLIA out of You've... Read Post

Michael Vazquez: Doomsday Cinema, Part 2: Oscar-Nom The Turin Horse, Final Week in New York (VIDEO)

Entertainment : Huffington Post: Entertainment Blog (3 years ago)

If the end of the world or your final film? is when you say what you really mean, perhaps with The Turin Horse, Béla Tarr is giving the last laugh to the Gypsies of his state-seized debut film (shot at age 16) and delivering a stone... Read Post


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