Short Eyes (1977)

ROBERT M. YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1977.  Screenplay by Miguel Pinero, based on his play. Cinematography by Peter Sova. Produced by Lewis Harris, Robert M. Young. Music by Curtis Mayfield.  Production Design by Joe Babas. Costume Design by Paul Martino. Film Editing by Edward Beyer. Miguel Pineyro’s Tony-nominated play, based on his own experiences behind bars, is adapted to…

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3X3D

BBB (out of 5) Three short films by three filmmakers making their way into the world of 3D storytelling, commissioned by a Portuguese arts council and resulting in three very different experiences. The first and best, Just In Time, is by Peter Greenaway, a triptych through Portuguese cultural history that employs gorgeous imagery and maxes…

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Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead

BBBB (out of 5) Any movie that opens with a shot of Philip Seymour Hoffman naked is the work of a nasty sadist who is out to punish his audience. Give this one time, however, and you’ll realize that the opening is just setting the scene for a gritty and unpleasant heist film in which the…

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