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Reviews for ‘On the Silver Globe’

On the Silver Globe“It becomes a bleak comic spit into the face of organized religion, organized society, and even organized narrative.” – Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine

“One of the greatest science and moral fiction movies ever made.” – Scout Tafoya,

“Space travel and pagan rituals converge with the ruins of modern warfare and the dawn of civilization in Zulawski’s ecstatic, image-drunk science-fiction fantasy.” – Richard Brody, The New Yorker

“To say that ‘On the Silver Globe’ is unlike anything else being released this summer is a drastic understatement.” – A. O. Scott, The New York Times

On the Silver Globe is an extraordinary film.” – Jonathan Romney, Film Comment
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Film Notes for ‘On the Silver Globe’

Reviews for ‘Theo Who Lived’

theowholived_poster_1690x2500NYT Critics Pick NYT Critics’ Pick “Imaginative and affecting… very moving… a potent, vital film.” – Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

“Padnos also recounts flashes of humanity on the part of his captors and expresses understanding for their frustration with the troubles in the region that have simmered and boiled over for decades if not centuries. We are only privy to these complexities, which should inform policy at the highest levels, because of what Theo dared and endured.” – Daphne Howland, The Village Voice

“‘Theo Who Lived’ Is A Riveting Tale Of Resilience ” – The Playlist
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Reviews for ‘Blood Simple’

blood-simple-poster-620x902“From first shot to last, the Coens seldom miss an opportunity to suggest that theirs is a movie made by evolutionarily advanced life-forms touring a primitive planet.” – J. Hoberman, Village Voice

“It tells a story in which every individual detail seems to make sense, and every individual choice seems logical, but the choices and details form a bewildering labyrinth in which there are times when even the murderers themselves don’t know who they are.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“‘Blood Simple’ becomes a dazzling comedie noire, a dynamic, virtuoso display by a couple of talented fledgling filmmakers who give the conventions of the genre such a thorough workout that the result is a movie that’s fresh and exhilarating.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times  More »

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