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Malcolm X
Celebrating the 90th birthday of Malcolm X who was born on May 19, 1925, here’s the full PBS documentary Malcolm X: Make it Plain… And for good measure, here’s one of my favorite films of all time… Stay Awake! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel where I archive all of the videos I…

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Jesus Christ! SUPERSTAR

Carpenter
Film director Todd Haynes’s Carol is getting all the buzz at the Cannes Film Festival as I type this post. The drama is based on a Patricia Highsmith novel and it stars Cate Blanchett in a lesbian love story set in the 1950′s. Haynes has addressed taboo love in mid-Century America before in Far From…

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Truer Detective

King in Yellow
June 21 seems a long way off to wait for the premiere of the second season of True Detective. I’m not one to blog about television very often, but, as fans of the show know, True Detective is no regular television show. The first season featured a tour-de-force acting clinic by Matthew McConaughey and Woody…

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Alphaville at 50

Alphaville
This year we mark the 50th anniversary of Jean-Luc Godard’s sci-fi thriller, Alphaville. The futuristic-seeming settings and the presence of actor Eddie Constantine assure us that this is indeed a sci-fi thriller, but this is a Godard film so its also a movie about movies. Here’s the word from the British…

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Sorry, Witches

Norwegian Witch
Nowadays, when we think of witches we imagine Halloween cartoons with warts on the ends of their big noses or maybe we even have a friend who celebrates the Spring equinox instead of attending Easter mass. 400 years ago the country of Norway killed 91 people found guilty of witchcraft during a century-long purge. The…

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Texas Chainsaw Videogame

TexasChainsawVideoGame
Nashville’s Belcourt Theatre will be screening Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 and hosting a reunion of the film’s cast for this Saturday night’s midnight movie. I’m reviewing the flick for this week’s edition of The Contributor which hits the streets today. If you’re in Nashville, be…

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Total Recall, Recalled

Total Recall
Stay Awake! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel where I archive all of the videos I curate at Insomnia. Click here to check out more Cinema…

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Room 666

666
Anticipating the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, here’s a look back to a super project dreamed up by Wim Wenders at the festival way back in 1982: Room 666 is a documentary project that profiles a number of prominent filmmakers using a static camera in room 666 of the Hotel Martinez. According to the…

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Prisoners of Satanic Panic

Satanic Panic
One of the most interesting — and trgaic — conspiracy theories of recent times has been the Satanic Panic of the 80′s and 90′s. During this time faulty research, hearsay and the fears projected by Christian conservatives resulted in a very real panic that saw a number of innocent…

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Nashville Film Festival Par...

The Tribe
Back to covering the Nashville Film Festival, I saw three movies today that were all worthy of eyeing. One was strange, one was good and one started out harsh and ended up brutal…. H.: H. tells the story of two couples in Troy, New York and a meteor that explodes in the sky and affects the town in strange ways.…

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