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Mauvais sang | Leos Carax

March 28, 2020

“I’ve only loved girls with dead fathers.” So says Denis Lavant’s young criminal Alex during the midpoint nocturne of Mauvais sang, the sophomore feature of one Leos Carax, born Alex Christophe Dupont in 1960, the year of Breathless. Made when the director was just twenty-five, Carax’s neo-noirish tale of a doomed love “that burns quickly but lasts forever” is undoubtedly the film of a young man — and like many such efforts it’s thus marked by a (Freudian) struggle with…

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A Man’s Flower Road | Sion Sono

With the clarity of hindsight to our advantage, it’s easy to claim Sion Sono’s 8mm debut feature film to be a work of mad genius. A Man’s Flower Road (or perhaps more appropriately, “A Man’s Hanamichi,” which refers to a stage used in kabuki theater) not only…

August 4, 2016
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Prince and the Revolution | Parade

Beginning with its titular event and ending with a funeral, Prince’s Parade is obsessed with love, sex and death. If that weren’t enough baggage, Parade also serves as the soundtrack to the 1986 film Under the Cherry Moon. Prince’s Paris-set follow-up to Purple Rain tells the life and death story of Prince’s…

April 2, 2015
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