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Calendar, Night&Day Play It Again, François

Play It Again, François

The French New Wave blew a hurricane gale of fresh air into the stultified, hierarchical conventions of late-'50s world cinema, which continues to fill the sails of young filmmakers to this day. We all know — or think we know…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Thirst</i>

Thirst

Finally, there’s a vampire movie worthy of the title The Hunger—even if it arrives under a more potable name. Carnal appetite, not a parched palate, is the accelerant that fuels this perverse, prankish, and merrily anti-clerical exercise in bloodletting from…
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Film, <i>Thirst</i>: A vampire movie worthy of <i>The Hunger</i>

Thirst: A vampire movie worthy of The Hunger

Finally, there's a vampire movie worthy of the title The Hunger — even if it arrives under the more potable name Thirst. Carnal appetite, not a parched palate, is the accelerant that fuels this perverse, prankish, and merrily anti-clerical exercise…
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Thérèse Raquin

Like almost every great novel in 19th-century France, Emile Zola's Thérèse Raquin was a succèss de scandale. It tells the story of a dark-minded young woman, Thérèse, trapped in a stupid bourgeois marriage, who conspires with her lover, Laurent, to…
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