FlixChatter Review: My Donkey, My Lover & I (Antoinette dans les Cévennes)

I saw this movie over a year ago at Minneapolis-St Paul Film Festival and finally, it gets a US distribution in July. Ever since I saw Call My Agent! on Netflix a few years ago, I absolutely adore most of the cast, including Laure Calamy who played Noémie. Here she plays Antoinette, a school teacher …

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FlixChatter Review: DEERSKIN (2020)

If you look at the review quotes all over this poster, calling it 'demented,' 'bat-shit crazy' 'unhinged' ... well in many ways this French film lives up to those descriptions. I was curious to see this because I had heard of Quentin Dupieux's 2010 film Rubber, which is about a homicidal car tire. This time, …

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Guest Review: JACKIE (2016)

Directed By: Pablo Larraín Written By: Noah Oppenheim Cast: Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard, Great Gerwig, John Hurt Runtime: 1 hr 40 minutes History and drama often make awkward bedfellows as you might find in the bio-pic Jackie (2016). The assassination of JFK is one of the defining moments of the 20th century and any dramatization of the immediate …

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Guest Review: ELLE (2016)

Directed By: Paul Verhoeven Written By: David Birke Runtime: 2 hrs 10 minutes The women’s film genre covers the spectrum of feminine empowerment to absolute degradation and several can be read both ways. Elle (2016) is an ambivalent film that can be read as a tale of self-assertion or, equally valid, about victimhood, transgressive sexuality and gender …

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Classic Flix Review: La Jetée (1962) by Rockerdad

Lately, I’ve been preaching to RTM the benefits of Netflix streaming. Recently acquiring a Blu Ray/Netflix player (for cheap), I’ve spent many a night since checking out Netflix’s Watch Instantly library. While the typical duds are to be found, there were some surprisingly good to great movies on the catalog as well as some must-see …

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