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Calendar, Night&Day More than slapstick

More than slapstick

We know you're on guard against hammy, dated slapstick. But this isn't that. Well, it is a little. But it's not only that. Or, it's that, but better than you think. We're pretty sure even a glimpse of the…
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Calendar, Night&Day High Stakes

High Stakes

Halloween is no longer Fright Night so much as Amateur Night. (Impossibly high expectations quenched with too much cheap booze likewise ruined New Year’s Eve years ago.) Satisfy your primeval need for cathartic autumnal chills mid-month, courtesy of legendary Danish…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sacred Cinema

Sacred Cinema

Notwithstanding the dweebs who claim to have found religion watching Star Wars, spirituality and the cinema don’t go particularly well together. Faith is a difficult quality for the camera to capture and convey, while the transformation that accompanies newfound faith…
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Calendar, Night&Day Mute Witnesses

Mute Witnesses

The myth still persists in some circles that the silent film era was a bastion of primitivism, a tedious mime show of bathetic sentimentality and clumsy artistry. A single movie chosen at random at the cannily curated San Francisco Silent…
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Second Time Around

Ordet A resurrection is usually the stuff of vampire movies and Christian fantasies, but Carl Dreyer's masterful Ordet (1955), which pivots on this logic-defying event, is neither. In fact, it's a densely detailed, mesmerizing study of the members of a…
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