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Caught this on The Corner at NRO…

This is how a writer in the Village Voice recently began a review of the work of Lithuanian filmmaker Sarunas Bartas:

“A voice from the frontier of both post-post-industrial civilization and art-film reductionism, Lithuanian film-maker Sarunas Bartas may be the ultimate litmus test for hardcore cineastes. His films represent a polar cap of inhospitable cinematic ordeal – they withhold orthodox pleasures so strenuously you imagine the filmmaker as a marching ascetic, disgusted with a decadent movie world. A Bartas film rarely moves, and is never host to more than a few moments of inconsequential dialogue – you arrive long after life has already wound down into hopeless silence.”

Popcorn anyone?

Caught this in the Willamette Week’s review of the movie “Fidel.”

If Cuban leader Fidel Castro was not the greatest world leader of the 20th century, he certainly ranks in the top five. The problem, of course, is that the American media/ political machine has gone out of its way to portray him a mad-dog communist who bites the heads off of little children and guzzles their blood.

Huh? I thought the Eugene Weekly was bad, but this is ridiculous. One of the greatest leaders of the 20th century? Even Parade magazine labeled him as one of the top three most evil dictators in the world. And that was just in Brady’s Bits.

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