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Awhile back, I profiled The Onion Field in this series, noting how many 70s movies were failures but interesting failures. Well, that film withers on this point in comparison to the 1971 film Born to Win. Directed by the Czech New Wave emigre Ivan Passer and starring George Segal, Karen Black, and a young Robert […]
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The 1970s was an era of interesting film failures. There was so much going on in the movies during these years that even many of the less successful films had interesting ideas in them and sometimes riveting performances and scenes. I was reminded of this when watching the 1979 Harold Becker directed film The Onion […]
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I decided to watch another in the Criterion Channel series on animation for adults. Chico & Rita is a 2010 Spanish film about a pre-revolutionary Cuban tempestous romance between a singer and a piano player, both destined for jazz stardom, if not each other. The music is great of course, but the film as a […]
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