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Prescription Thugs

As part of the Tribeca Film Festival I saw one of the original showings of Prescription Thugs. The world premiere was at this festival April 18. The director, Chris Bell, made an earlier movie, Bigger, Faster, Stronger, about steroid usage, … Continue reading

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Seymour: An Introduction

I saw Seymour: An Introduction, a documentary directed by Ethan Hawke, about the piano performing and teaching career of Seymour Bernstein. It was like a dharma talk by a Buddhist teacher stressing practicing and performing music which allow a deep … Continue reading

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Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes)

Argentinian Damián Szifron’s Wild Tales (Relatos salvajes) is a very captivating group of tales exposing the gritty side of humanity, whereby the alternate translations of salvaje (savage, fierce, untamed, feral), in combination, are more descriptive of the vignettes. Tale 1-Pasternak … Continue reading

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Gemma Bovery, French film cotton candy

I saw a very enjoyable bit of French film cotton candy last night, as part of the 23rd annual Richmond French Film Festival, Gemma Bovery, a story about a couple, resembling characters in the Gustave Flaubert novel Madame Bovary, who … Continue reading

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