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Entries from August 2007

The Passenger (1975)

August 24th, 2007 · 3 Comments

After exploring the art of remakes, I’m embarking on a quest for some bona fide art cinema. Here’s the last of five articles on the films of Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007). I wrote this while sipping coffee product I can neither spell nor pronounce. By Joe Valdez David Locke (Jack Nicholson) arrives by Range Rover in […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Cult favorite · Road trip

Blow-Up (1966)

August 22nd, 2007 · 2 Comments

After exploring the art of remakes, I’m embarking on a quest for some bona fide art cinema. Here’s the last of five articles on the films of Michelangelo Antonioni (1912-2007). I wrote this while sipping coffee product I can neither spell nor pronounce. By Joe Valdez In swinging London of the 1960s, a photographer (David […]

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Tags: Ambiguous ending · Murder mystery · Paranoia

The Wire: Season One (2002)

August 19th, 2007 · 3 Comments

By Joe Valdez Baltimore homicide detective Jimmy McNulty (Dominic West) visits the murder trial of D’Angelo Barksdale (Larry Gilliard Jr.). When a witness recants her testimony, McNulty realizes the drug traffickers D’Angelo works for have gotten to her. McNulty meets with the judge and explains how D’Angelo’s uncle Avon Barksdale has taken over several highrises […]

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Tags: Drunk scene · Famous line · TV series