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The Seen Scene: MSPIFF 2016

For the third year in a row, I attended a fairly sizeable batch of films at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.  This year I saw nineteen films, perhaps twenty if this Thursday I make the “best of” screening of … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the MSPIFF—Part Seven

This past Saturday was the last night of the MSPIFF, and looking at the Best of the Fest schedule this week, I realize that if I don’t want to disrupt my life for a third week in a row, I … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the MSPIFF—Part Six

4.16.14 The Strange Little Cat **1/2 (out of 4 stars) The title of this film is a bit misleading because the cat is hardly the movie’s central character. If there is one, in a film teeming with characters, it would … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the MSPIFF—Part Five

Gaaah! I’ve been overwhelmed by an incredibly nasty cold, which is putting a crimp in my ability to see films. I’m trying to take care of myself, so no films last night, but tonight I’ve already purchased tickets for several … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the MSPIFF—Part Four

This year’s MSPIFF has been a richer experience for me than last year’s. One of the reasons I was prompted to see more movies at this year’s festival was partly due to having hand-picked all of the films I saw … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the MSPIFF—Part Three

4.11.14 The Cleaner *** (out of 4 stars) Eusebio is a forensic cleaner in Lima, Peru who is tasked with cleaning up sites where people have died of the mysterious and virulent “Lima Epidemic.” At one site, Eusebio discovers a … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the MSPIFF—Part Two

Stray Dogs **** (out of 4 stars) Though I still have a large number of films yet to see, I suspect that Tsai Ming-Liang’s Stray Dogs might be the most audacious film I will see at this year’s film festival, … Continue reading

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