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Film Reviews and Press

Brattle Film Notes for ‘Silence of the Lambs’

Reviews for ‘Notfilm’

notfilm-poster-1“A charming, earnest, sometimes ungainly mixture of history, criticism and high-minded gossip, ‘Notfilm’ testifies to an almost inexhaustible fascination with the pleasures and paradoxes of cinema.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times

“For all its gifted collaborators, ‘Film’ was not a match made in heaven. But for moviegoers who care about film not just as a title, ‘Notfilm’ can be unreservedly recommended.” – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Lipman finds insight and pathos in the gulf between what Beckett aspired to in Film and in what he actually achieved.” – Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
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Brattle Film Notes for ‘Night on Earth’

Brattle Film Notes for ‘Daisies’

Brattle Film Notes for ‘Youth of the Beast’

Reviews for ‘Mountains May Depart’

mountains-may-depart-poster-1★★★★ “A mysterious and in its way staggeringly ambitious piece of work from a film-maker whose creativity is evolving before our eyes.” – The Guardian

“A masterful command of melodrama. Delicate and satisfying.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“Enormously touching.” – Variety

“Jia Zhangke blew us away.” – Film Comment

“Think Chris Marker’s La Jetée meets Fantastic Planet — or Yellow Submarine meets your worst acid freakout.” – Rolling Stone  More »

Reviews for ‘Belladonna of Sadness’

belladonna-of-sadness-poster-1“‘Belladonna of Sadness’ is undoubtedly a landmark of animated film, and arguably a masterpiece. But it’s a very disquieting one.” – New York Times

“A visual and aural masterpiece […] Without exaggeration this is one of the most beautiful films you will ever see.” – Film Journal International

“Combines the Japanese pink film with more ‘respectable’ Western high art to deliver a message as progressive as the images are shocking.” – Brooklyn Magazine  More »

Tokyo Drifter: Subversion from the Inside Out

Film Notes contributor Rob Larsen writes about the cult fave by Seijun Suzuki.

Beast of the East

Bridget Foster Reed writes about Toshiyuki Kurosu, Seijun Suzuki, and YOUTH OF THE BEAST for Brattle Film Notes.

Family Plot: A Farewell to a Master

Manish Mathur writes about Alfred Hitchcock’s FAMILY PLOT for Brattle Film Notes.

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