Duelle (Une Quarantaine)

BBBB (out of 5) A mysterious beauty (Juliet Berto) shows up in a small hotel lobby late at night and asks the woman behind the desk to help her track down a man she is looking for.  Getting involved, the desk clerk (Hermine Karagheuz) eventually witnesses a couple of murders and crosses paths with another mysterious…

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Chinese Roulette (Chinesisches Roulette)

BBB.5 (out of 5) A little girl suffering from a physical disability manipulates both her parents and their respective lovers to a chateau for a weekend of warped head games in this darkly comedic film by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The young lady is a bit disappointed when revealing her parents’ infidelities to each other proves…

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Harlan County USA

BBBBB (out of 5) One of the most memorable documentaries ever made, this film won an Academy Award for then-newcomer Barbara Kopple (she would win again fifteen years later for American Dream). Kopple and her crew live among the people of Harlan County, Kentucky after mine workers sign up to the United Mine Workers of…

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