From the Film Vault

From the Film Vault Blog

Program Notes: The Skin I Live In (2011)

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Simultaneously creepy and beautiful, The Skin I Live In is a heady mashup of mad scientist horror story, sexual fantasy, revenge yarn, and existential escape caper. A disturbing film for the art house crowd.

Program Notes: Bloody Sunday (2002)

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There's no subtext in Bloody Sunday. No allegorical references. No symbolism. This docudrama is obsessed with one thing: re-creating reality. And the story unfolds with the grim inevitability of Greek tragedy.

Program Notes: Blade Runner (1982)

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No other movie has so formed our ideas about a dystopian future than Ridley Scott's Blade Runner. And its art direction, cinematography & special effects are every bit as good as today's digital dabbling.

Program Notes: All About My Mother (1999)

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With All About My Mother Pedro Almodóvar sends a cinematic valentine to women everywhere. It's a heartfelt examination of the feminine spirit, presented through a tapestry of characters and plots densely woven and flawlessly displayed.

Program Notes: Once (2006)

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The plot of Once mirrors about half the movie musical boy-meets-girl plots ever written. But in the hands of Irish writer/director John Carney and his stars, that time-tested narrative is turned inside out with deeply moving results.