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A Film Rumination: Three Crowns of the Sailor, Raoul Ruiz (1983)

8.25/10 (Very Good)

If Jan Potocki’s fantastic 18th century novel A Manuscript Found in Saragossa — a frame story within a frame story within a frame story — was recited over the course of a wine filled evening by a drunken sailor the result might conjure something of the  kaleidoscope of heavily tinted Continue reading A Film Rumination: Three Crowns of the Sailor, Raoul Ruiz (1983)

A Film Rumination: The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting, Raoul Ruiz (1979)

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8/10 (Very Good — read the friendly warnings before you embark….)

We enter, from the street, a sprawling house occupied by a single long-winded art collector of dubious authority and his proliferation of mannequins and silent helpers Continue reading A Film Rumination: The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting, Raoul Ruiz (1979)

A Film Rumination: La Guerre est Finie, Alain Resnais (1966)

7/10 (Good)

Alain Resnais – most famous for his early French New Wave film Hiroshima Mon Amour (1966) and the impenetrable masterpiece Last Year at Marienbad (1961) — also has the ability to craft an astute political drama: La Guerre est Finie (1966).  Sadly, in part because of the dated political situation, La Guerre est Finie Continue reading A Film Rumination: La Guerre est Finie, Alain Resnais (1966)