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Monthly Archives: January, 2013

Roots of Breakdance

As a placeholder, since I’m in a Russian sort of mood, have some “Cossacks” (probably ballet dancers, really) and Run DMC. You’re welcome. No, I did not make this video. … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · Leave a comment


I was racking my meager brains, trying to remember what other movie is like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with everyone in reality being involved in the dream/delusion. DUH! How … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

250 Film Challenge: Battleship Potemkin (Silent 5/50)

Let’s stick with the Russians for another day, shall we, comrades?  And let’s bring out the big guns – get it?!  Because it’s Battleship Potemkin (1925)!  Ha!  Folks, I’m here … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

250 Film Challenge: Ninotchka (Favorite 5/50)

Oh, comrade.  No matter how many times I see Ninotchka (1939), no matter how often I repeat the jokes to myself, no matter how frequently I think of Comrade Yakushova … Continue reading

January 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Keisuke Kinoshita: The Eyes of Japan

NOTE: I volunteer at the Melbourne Cinémathèque, and the first season of 2013 is going to be three weeks of films from Keisuke Kinoshita.  If you’re in Melbourne and you … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

250 Film Challenge: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Silent 4/50)

You know I can’t go long without my Weimar movies, surely.  And The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) is from right out of the gate: released just over a year … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Once Upon a Time in the South: Django Unchained

I don’t think I can name a currently working director who excites me as much as Quentin Tarantino.  That may betray me as a philistine and charlatan of the first … Continue reading

January 26, 2013 · 5 Comments