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  • Moscow on the Hudson (1984) Review

    A Russian guy walks into Bloomingdales in New York in the 80. to buy a pair of jeans and walks out with African-American pal, Italian girlfriend and Cuban lawyer (to paraphrase the movie’s poster). It is a premise to more than thirty years old still strikingly honest and complexed but a raw portrait of a…

  • Monty Python: The Meaning of Live (2014) Review

    Monty Python: The Meaning of Live was shown on this year’s CPH: DOX Festival in Copenhagen. The screening was graced with the presence of one of the directors (James Rogan) and a producer who also happens to be Terry Gilliam’s kid (Holly Gilliam). It was Holly who came up with the idea of creating this…

  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986) Review

    Boudu is saved again! The 1932 Renoir’s Boudu Saved from Drowning is translated into American Culture by Paul Mazursky. Both movies are based on a play Boudu sauvé des Eaux written in 1919  by René Fauchois. The premise of the story is simple yet brilliant: a clochard misalliance with nouveau riche. At first, I was skeptical about the remake; Boudu Saved from Drowning…