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Don't Go Breaking My Heart (Johnnie To, Wai Ka-fai)
Crazy Rich A**hole If we're talking lighthearted romantic fare involving prosperous Asians I don't see why we need to go all the way to Hollywood when Hong Kong has been doing fine for years.  Johnnie To and Wai Ka-fai's Don't Go Breaking My Heart ( Dān Shē...
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Loving You (Mou mei san tamm, Johnnie To, 1995)
Bullet in the head Back in the mid-90s found myself hooked on a particularly intense habit: Johnnie To movies. I'd seen A Hero Never Dies and The Barefoot Kid (his one period martial-arts film) had been digging through various DVDs ever since, hoping to fin...
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First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
Last holdout Paul Schrader's  First Reformed --his twenty-third directing job--is a tiny feature shot around Brooklyn and Queens in only twenty days, on a budget of roughly three and a half million dollars. Arguably his best work to date--or if not his best...
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
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Balangiga: Howling Wilderness (Khavn de la Cruz)
This is Not an Open Letter to the Cinema Evaluation Board (on their decision to give Balangiga: Howling Wilderness a zero rating) To the Cinema Evaluation Board (CEB); This is not to be an attack on the board members--whoever you may be, as only Doy Del Mun...
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Mamang (Denise O'Hara)
A boy's best friend Filipino filmmaker Mario O'Hara passed on in 2012. His niece Janice O'Hara chose one of his scripts (rewritten extensively by father Jerry O'Hara ) to be her debut feature ( Sundalong Kanin ( Rice Soldiers ) arguably one of the best of 2...
Mamang (Denise O'Hara)
Mamang (Denise O'Hara)
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You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)
You will never really cohere Lynne Ramsay's films as narrative features are to put it mildly problematic: they rarely unfold in the approved straightforward manner; are elliptical to the point of obscure; are dark violent disturbing. And yet and yet and yet...
You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)
You Were Never Really Here (Lynne Ramsay)
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Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)
Gods and monsters ( Warning: article does not summarize the film's story--there are websites for that--but does go into detailed discussion of plot and narrative twists ) Call Princess Mononoke ( Mononoke Hime , 1997) Studio Ghibli's biggest production to d...
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)
Princess Mononoke (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997)
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Old Market Day
Short but sweet Chambersburg's Old Market Day last July 21 started out nicely ended--well let me tell you. Munchies Monster Grill & Catering , a new vendor, offered a tropical smoothie (left)--yogurt, mango, apple, chia seed and that's only what I remember....
Old Market Day
Old Market Day
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Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Silk purse Have
to admit this straight out: know nothing about fashion or clothes.
I'd repeat that in Andrew Sach's approximation of a Basque accent but
for the record and to get it out of the way when it comes to
couture and textile and clothing design...
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson)
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson)
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Unsane (Steven Soderbergh)
Unhinged The best part of Steven Soderbergh's Unsane is easily the first half--when unwary businesswoman Sawyer Valentini (Claire Foy from The Crown ) is suddenly committed to a mental ward for unbecoming thoughts about suicidal ideation. It happens casuall...
Unsane (Steven Soderbergh)
Unsane (Steven Soderbergh)
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