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Kim Ki-Duk, RIP

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On December 12, 2020
The great Korean film maker has died of COVID-19, at the age of only 59. At this point, any discussion of Kim has to note that he was heavily implicated in the #MeToo movement in South Korea and it sounds like he was a pretty bad dude. So there is that. There is also the […]
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Soumitra Chatterjee, RIP

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On November 23, 2020
It’s remarkable how many of the all time great directors have that one actor (or sometimes a few) that they work with again and again and again, making careers together. For Kurosawa, it was Toshiro Mifune. For Bergman, it was the whole company of Max Von Sydow and Bibi Andersson and Harriet Andersson and Gunnar […]
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Max Von Sydow, RIP

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On March 11, 2020
It took 63 years, but Max von Sydow finally lost that chess match with death. Von Sydow was genuinely one of the greatest actors of cinema history. His work with Bergman isn’t exactly hip these days; Bergman’s complete lack of irony does not sit well with the modern imagination and his stories of religious doubt […]

Danny Aiello, RIP

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On December 13, 2019

One of the truly great character actors is no more. Do the Right Thing (of course). But also Léon the Professional, Fort Apache the Bronx, Purple Rose of Cairo, and so many others, plus the father in

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