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With Director Michael Roemer’s Reputation Rising, His ‘Nothing But a Man’ Gets a 4K Restoration

Although the picture has been acknowledged by any number of critics as well as the Library of Congress, ‘Nothing But a Man’ isn’t necessarily a title that rolls off the tongue when discussing cinematic highlights of the 1960s — yet.

Via the Criterion Collection
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Photographer Cig Harvey’s Latest Could Sit Nicely in a Museum of 17th Century European Still-Lifes

An appreciation for material sensuality filters through Harvey’s pictures. Textures are finely wrought; romantic portent is inescapable; and color ‘is a perception in the brain’ that she brings to almost otherworldly saturation.

Via Cig Harvey and Robert Mann Gallery
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Skip the Press Notes: ‘Monolith’ Is a Tidy Science Fiction Thriller Featuring a Bravura Performance by Lily Sullivan

Director Mike Vesely’s comments about his new film prompt a request that ‘creatives’ drop the litany of social justice platitudes that presumably gloss the subject at hand with an impenetrable sheen of righteousness.

Via Well Go USA
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Fans of Conventional Storytelling May Want To Turn the Page on ‘Fire Over Water: Films of Transcendence’

The 12 movies in the series mounted by the Metrograph shuck the niceties of plot, character, and dialogue in favor of long takes, stolid rhythms, and occluded symbolism.

Via KimKat Productions
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Prepare, Movie Lovers, To Be Taken Aback by Louise Brooks in ‘Pandora’s Box’ 

Brooks is forever fresh, startling in her contemporaneity — she still shocks. The actor can be seen in a 4K restoration of the 1929 movie, which survives as a remarkable achievement, at Film Forum.

Via Janus Films
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‘Out of Darkness’ Attempts To Make Our Ancient Ancestors as Up-to-Date as Possible

The Paleolithic age is wonderous under the lens of director of photography Ben Fordesman, who transforms the Scottish Highlands into a Stone Age dreamscape with a suppleness worthy of Caravaggio.

Via Bleecker Street
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