Pause It: Making Mr. Right

PAUSE IT: What do you see? Public relations expert, Frankie Stone (Ann Magnuson), drives through the night air in her convertible in director Susan Seidelman’s Making Mr. Right (1987). Stone’s expression is one of contemplation as she speeds ahead....

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Availability of The Wedding Banquet

This post is to alert our fans to the fact that Ang Lee’s The Wedding Banquet is going out of print effective April 1st. Retailers have a limited supply on hand and will be selling copies through March 31st or while supplies...

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Pause It: Jamón Jamón

PAUSE IT: What do you see? International superstar, Javier Bardem rips down the highway on a motorcycle in director Bigas Luna’s Jamón Jamón (1992). Screaming jubilantly into the wind, what dust and exhaust he kicks up is perhaps only...

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Pause It: The Last American Virgin

PAUSE IT: What do you see? A group of rowdy teen boys crowd around inside a high school locker room. The circumstances are familiar, they taunt and jeer their offscreen classmate in director Boaz Davidson’s The Last American Virgin...

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Pause It: Brazil

PAUSE IT: What do you see? Two dancers, the dazzling Veloz and Yolanda, glide across a shiny marble floor in director Joseph Santley’s Brazil (1944). Graceful and carefree it is a true delight to watch them twirl to the...

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Pause It: The Pawnbroker

PAUSE IT: What do you see? Behind a wrought iron cage a man, Rod Steiger (the eponymous pawnbroker), talks on a phone in director Sidney Lumet’s The Pawnbroker (1964). There is a coldness and remove to his presentation as...

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Pause It: Fedora

PAUSE IT: What do you see? Screen idol, Fedora (Marthe Keller), has gone under the knife to preserve her star-making visage in director Billy Wilder’s Fedora (1978). A dark, and at times satiric thriller characterizing Hollywood’s ongoing obsession with...

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Pause It: Such Good Friends

PAUSE IT: What do you see? A woman, Julie (Dyan Cannon), poses before a mirror as she tries on a new wedding dress in director Otto Preminger’s, Such Good Friends (1971). Around the room are staged mannequins and shop...

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Pause It: Despair

PAUSE IT: What do you see? Hard shafts of light cut across actor Dirk Bogarde’s face in director Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Despair (1978). The shadows are moody, emotionally charged, indicative of the dramatic stakes that make up Fassbinder’s desperate...

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Available Today from Olive Films!

Today, Olive Films has a great pair of features for you to pick up. There’s the Carlos Saura tragedy The 7th Day, which chronicles the decades-long history between two enemy families, a feud which ended with the worst mass-shooting...

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