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DVD Review: Kiss Napoleon Goodbye

Kiss Napoleon Goodbye

This 1990 film borrows much from the NYC underground of the ’80s, but holds back from delivering more than cut-out characters expressing tentative emotions.

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DVD Review: Harry Langdon in Three’s a Crowd and The Chaser

Harry Langdon Three's a Crowd and Chaser

Harry Langdon will be forever stuck in fourth place in the canon of silent film comics, always trailing Chaplin, Keaton, and Lloyd. Still, he endures.

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DVD Review: Sideshow Still Alive

Sideshow Still Alive takes two paths to what it hopes is the same story.

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DVD Review: Frontrunner: The Afghan Woman who Surprised the World

Frontrunner illustrates how a force of people are trying to change long-established cultural norms by altering social practices, and such changes begin with the freedom to act on one’s personal beliefs.

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Back to the Beginning: Louis Malle’s Elevator to the Gallows

Criterion Collection presents journeyman director Louis Malle’s debut, a French exercise in noir.

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When Reagan Babies Fight Back! Another State of Mind

With punk today absorbed into the mainstream, can another alternative music culture appear? 1983’s Another State of Mind shows how it can be done.

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Jandek on Corwood: When the Private is Public, and Still Unknown

This DVD profiles a musician whose personal work has continued to mystify, scare and inspire, with music written by a recluse who has truly been an outsider.

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