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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

In Movies by Martin James4 Comments

What Tarantino has done is a bit like BBC hit show Peaky Blinders. He has taken historical characters from criminal folklore and changed the outcome for them. Left physical and historical factors intact, but has played with the outcome and, of course, why not? After all, just like the Coen brothers said when William H. Macy expressed dismay at them falsely claiming Fargo was a true story: “This is fiction, man!”

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Almost Famous: Sex, Drugs & Nostalgia

In Movies by Ricardo Lapeira2 Comments

As an adolescent, one of the movies I liked the most was Almost Famous. It had everything a 16-year-old would want: sex, drugs & rock n’ roll. Looking back, almost 15 years now, I wonder if the movie is actually good or if it was maybe a rush of hormones running through my brain.

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One a Week: TAMPOPO

In Movies by Andrés Crump1 Comment

On its bubbling, brothy surface, Tampopo is a narrative comedy with interstitial vignettes, all of which revolves around food— how it’s prepared and consumed; created and enjoyed; how it relates to life and death, bliss and pain, love and sex. Weird sex.