Thoughtful reviews, the Boulder film scene

" The only thing standing between you and a watery grave is your wits, and that’s not my idea of adequate protection "
— Humphrey Bogart, Beat the Devil

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Midnight in Paris

Allen and Wilson dip their toes into the golden age —Marty Mapes (review...)

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Takeshi Kitano

  • Zatoichi (2004)

    Beat Takeshi revives Zatoichi Review by Marty Mapes: A vaudeville of entertainment, of which revenge and swordsmanship are only two of the acts

    DVD review by Marty Mapes: The biggest special feature is actually a feature. It's Takeshi's 1993 Yakuza film Sonatine.

  • Dolls (2002)

    Takeshi Kitano plays with Dolls DVD review by Marty Mapes: The melodrama of the Bunraku introduces the melodrama of the film