Monthly Archives: April 2015

THE RULES OF THE GAME

Every great movie holds two similar distinctions: they appear fresh and modern, no matter when they were made, and they are almost always ahead of their time. Of all of these movies, Jean Renoir’s seminal The Rules of the Game … Continue reading

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STANLEY FILM FESTIVAL

Colorado is home to a plethora of film festivals — from the very small and local to the very large and international — but the Stanley Film Festival (SFF), playing April 30 – May 3, is a rare one. Existing … Continue reading

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THRONE OF BLOOD

The movie opens and closes with a similar image, the ruins of a fortress, built at the foot of Mt. Fuji, enveloped by fog. A visual cue from famed Japanese director, Akria Kurosawa reminding viewers that what goes around, comes … Continue reading

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THE MAFIA ONLY KILLS IN SUMMER

Writer, director and actor Pierfrancesco Diliberto (known commonly as Pif) knows that the best way to kill giants is with humor. The satirist has spent the last fifteen years working in Italian television and now he has made the transition … Continue reading

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KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER

This is a true story. This is based on a true story. This story was inspired by true events. This story is nothing of the sort. Moviegoers have long struggled with “truth” in movies. This struggle ranges anywhere between how … Continue reading

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KILL ME THREE TIMES

Kill Me Once! Opening with the protracted and complicated murder of Alice (Alice Braga), the Australian hit man comedy, Kill Me Three Times, sets the table without explain the players involved or the motives behind their actions. The culprits are … Continue reading

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CUT BANK

Cut Bank, Montana proudly boasts to be the coldest city in the United States. No doubt true in the winter, but the summer finds a completely different weather pattern, and the only thing cold in Cut Bank is the people. … Continue reading

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