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Get Out (Peele, 2017) and Personal Shopper (Assayas, 2016)

Two more really great ones from 2017. Both of these films are definitely aware of, and really play with classic horror tropes. I’m probably not the first to note that Get Out is kind of The Stepford Wives + Rosemary’s Baby + Guess Who’s … Continue reading

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Clouds of Sils Maria (Assayas, 2014) and Maps to the Stars (Cronenberg, 2014)

David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars and Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria make for a terrific double feature. Both are, in their own way, about the struggles of aging celebrity, and the relationship between an older woman and her younger counterpart/assistant. … Continue reading

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Carlos: Miniseries (Assayas, 2010)

The Carlos Miniseries – three feature-film length episodes detailing the rise and life of Carlos “The Jackal,” a notorious Venezuelan  terrorist involved in the Palestinian cause – is reminiscent of a few other recent biopics.  Soderbergh’s two-part Che immediately comes to … Continue reading

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