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Bette Gordon – Variety (1983)

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Quote:
Christine (Sandy McLeod), a bright and unassuming young woman, takes a job selling tickets at a porno theater near Times Square. Instead of distancing herself from the dark and erotic nature of this milieu, Christine soon develops an obsession that begins to consume her life. The character’s reaction unexpectedly flips normal gender roles; director Gordon daringly twists feminist ideology by showing a woman who finds self-expression through an interest in pornography. Variety becomes even more provocative when it dramatizes the changes that occur in Christine’s relationships with both Mark (Will Patton), her boyfriend, and Louie, a dangerous-looking patron of the theater. Read More »

Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon Tour Comic Book (1975)

“Super All-Action Official Music Programme For Boys And Girls!”
High quality scans – jpeg, 1704 x 2204 px, 199 px/inch.
Nice trinket for Pink Floyd fans. Read More »

Peter Strickland – Berberian Sound Studio (2012)

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Quote:
A sound engineer’s work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. Read More »

Peter Maxwell – Impact (1963)

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Crime reporter Jack Moir is framed by crooked nightclub owner, ‘The Duke’. In prison, Moir
plans his revenge. Read More »

Anthony Friedman – Bartleby (1970)

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Synopsis (possible spoilers):
‘Adapted from Herman Melville’s short story, Bartleby features John McEnery in the title role. A secretive, solitary lad, Bartleby works as a clerk in the accounting office of Paul Scofield. Unable to deal with Bartleby’s eccentricities, Scofield fires the clerk. But Bartleby refuses to leave, and shows up each day for work at the proper time. Only when the young man is carted away to hospital does Scofield find any peace of mind-but even then, the spectre of Bartleby looms large over the proceedings. Some find this British adaptation of the Melville original exasperatingly slow and mannered, but given the curious nature of the protagonist, how could the story have been told otherwise?’
– Hal Erickson (allmovie) Read More »

Basil Dearden – The Rainbow Jacket (1954)

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A champion jockey is banned from racing so spends his time helping a young lad to
become the next champion. Read More »

David Reynolds – The Beiderbecke Affair (1985)

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Some of IMDb reviews:

Splendily entertaining and disturbingly prescient.

This was not the first outing for Alan Plater’s schoolteacher detectives, who in 1981’s Get Lost had been played admirably by Alun Armstrong and Frances Tomelty. However no-one could quibble with the re-casting. James Bolam effortlessly nails each line of the arch dialogue, while the talented Barbara Flynn has that rare quality of looking both believably ordinary and incredibly fanciable. Some wonderful British character actors also get plenty of screen time in what is effectively an ensemble piece. Colin Blakely, Keith Marsh, Danny Schiller, Robert Longden and Keith Clarke all do sterling work, but special mention must be made of Dudley Sutton’s tweedy schoolmaster and Terence Rigby’s saturnine Big Al, while Dominic Jephcott was a real find as the callow university educated detective. A beautifully constructed series, that remains as pertinent as ever in a society increasingly disrespectful of privacy and intolerant of eccentricity. Read More »