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The Connection

Back in the 1930s, the busy French port of Marseilles was home to a small drug-trafficking ring operated by a Corsican gang. The gang would buy surplus opium poppies from licensed farmers and export the product to America in th...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Colors

This blu-ray release includes a wonderfully telling interview with the film’s writer Michael Schiffer in which he talks about being summoned to a producer’s office in order to talk about doing a re-write on a vehicle for the yo...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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State of Grace

There is an excellent piece of social realism struggling to get out from beneath this bloated rock opera of a film. Written by the socially-conscious playwright Dennis McIntyre, State of Grace is set in the area of New York kno...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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My Darling Clementine

After spending the Second World War commanding a high-profile film-making unit, legendary director John Ford returned to 20th Century Fox and decided to make a western. Given that Ford hadn’t made a western for over a decade pr...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Les Combattants

When Thomas Cailley’s debut Les Combattants (a.k.a. Love at First Fight) first screened at the Cannes film festival, it was met with a standing ovation. Some critics hailed it as the future of French cinema and the film went on...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Stalag 17

Back in 1995, the British filmmaker Adam Curtis produced a documentary series about politics, memory and the construction of normality. The first episode of The Living Dead deals with the Second World War and how the harsh trut...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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3 Women

Robert Altman was one of a handful of directors to emerge from the last Hollywood Golden Age with an unblemished professional reputation. Discharged from the US Air Force in 1946, Altman settled in California with vague ideas a...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting On Existence

Roy Andersson began his directorial career with what has thus far been his greatest success. Inspired by the strong narratives of the Czechoslovak New Wave, A Swedish Love Story is a gorgeous and uplifting film about teenagers ...
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
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Drone

Often known by such euphemistic monikers as ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicle’ (UAV) and ‘Remotely Piloted Aircraft’ (RPA), drones are rapidly emerging as the iconic representation of 21st Century state power. First developed by the Ame...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne

Walerian Borowczyk is a director who has long been absent from the critical limelight. A graduate of Poland’s most prestigious arts school, Boro used his training as a lithographer to get a job designing cinema posters before e...