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Baadasssss

Through it all we root for Mario-as-Melvin, who makes a good, likeable hero. —Marty Mapes (review...)

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Shirley Clarke

  • The Magic Box: Project Shirley Volume 4: The Films Of Shirley Clarke 1929-1989 (2016)

    Shirley Clarke left some interesting odds and ends Review by John Adams: Like finding a twenty-dollar bill at the back of a drawer

  • Ornette: Made in America (1985)

    Ornette Coleman was Made in America DVD review by John Adams: Difficult but worthwhile "jazz film" reflects its subject

  • Portrait of Jason (1967)

    Jason will amaze you DVD review by John Adams: Jason will amaze you; just imagine the effect he had in 1967

  • The Connection (1961)

    Shirley Clarke makes The Connection Review by John Adams: Junkies, beatniks, and jazz musicians populate this censored 1962 indie from Shirley Clarke