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WR: Mysteries of the Organism

Serbian director Dušan Makavejev’s 1971 cult film WR: Mysteries of the Organism doesn’t lend itself to tidy, succinct description, but its opening credit sequence conveys something of its...
My Man Godfrey

EFS Spring Series

Our climb to the top is the stuff of dreams; our tumble down is the hard knock of reality. The game of Life is more like Snakes and Ladders, as Charles Dickens well knew—in his 1861 novel, an orphan,...
Shootin' off again

Bottle Rocket

Hindsight’s not always 20/20, especially through rosy camera lenses. The Coens’ Texas neo-noir Blood Simple really was one of the American debuts of the ’80s; with each new, sophist...
This trip sucks

Afflicted

Two best friends, one with a potentially terminal illness, embark on a year-long trek through Europe as a veritable last big adventure, shooting video blog entries all along the way. It’s all f...
A game of death in The Seventh Seal

Ingmar Bergman: Bleak and Beautiful

The case of Swedish writer/director Ingmar Bergman (1918 – 2007) is unique in so many ways. Token wisdom pegs his films as difficult or rarified, yet in their day, their popularity was enormous. He w...

FAVA Profile: Eric Spoeth

A mere 60 seconds is all the time five local filmmakers have been given to tell their stories in films that will be screened at the Gotta Minute Festival coming to an LRT station near you this fall, ...
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Fargo

We are in the wintry Midwest and even the spacing of the opening titles looks desolate. The swell of Carter Burwell’s score as a car makes it over a rise in a blizzard briefly invokes the weste...