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For Some, the Good Stuff in New Documentary About the ‘Olympics of Arts’ May Be Too Buried To Find

Trim 30 minutes from ‘Taking Venice’ and you’d have a solid one-hour special tailor-made for PBS. Otherwise, only art world cognoscenti will get much traction from this assemblage.

© Ugo Mulas Heirs

Fans of 1980s Movies May Want To Tread Carefully Among Film Forum’s Many Offerings in ‘Out of the 80s’

Most of these pictures were among our reviewer’s mainstays back in the day. Yet can the warm-and-fuzzies waylay one’s contemporary standards of taste?

Via Film Forum

In New Autobiography, Glenn Loury Distinguishes Between the ‘Cover Story’ and the ‘Real Story’

In ‘Late Admissions: Confessions of a Black Conservative,’ Loury is peculiarly cognizant of those who might cast a jaundiced eye on how one man’s moral compass may, or may not, correspond to his behavior.

C. Bridget Jurgensen

Dead at 98, ‘the King’ of B Movies, Roger Corman, Leaves Behind a Distinctive Legacy

The list of luminaries whose careers Corman set into motion would clog the works of a Hollywood ‘Who’s Who.’

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At Long Last, It Is ‘Time of the Heathen’ at Lincoln Center

Peter Kass’s picture, an unclassifiable example of independent cinema that’s screening at New York for the first time since its release 63 years ago, plays out like a comic grotesquery as imagined by Flannery O’Connor.

Via Arbelos Films

Inspired by 1970s Crime/Thriller Films, a First-Time Director, Francis Galluppi, Has Crafted a Not-To-Be-Missed Picture 

The not-so-ingrained echoes of Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino in ‘The Last Stop in Yuma County’ evince a filmmaker who came of age when postmodernism was less of a cultural force than the received wisdom.

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