Tag Archives: 1970s

Brutti, sporchi e cattivi (1976)

There’s no way out in this circular dark comedy chronicling the misadventures of a disgusting patriarch and his equally repulsive family. Everything wallows deep in thick layers of filth, almost completely obliterating any social indignation or message eventually intended. Shock … Continue reading

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The Lift (1972)

Someone unearthed legendary director Robert Zemeckis first student film, which is well made though unmistakably … film school-esque? Only mildly interesting unless you’re an ardent aficionado. Not in my book of man versus machine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDt-EoryNRE

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Kahdeksan surmanluotia (1971) »Booze was the root of all evil in our family« Chekhov’s gun on the wall – inverted! To begin with the conclusion is a peculiar method of storytelling, destroying conventional dramaturgy and instead creating a strong sense … Continue reading

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Soylent Green (1973)

An overpopulated and environmentally destroyed world of 2022 looking very much like 1973 is anachronistically bizarre but tolerable. A potentially interesting story wrecked by clumsy storytelling, bad acting and cheap looks is far worse. The Big Secret™ can be seen … Continue reading

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Сказка сказок [Tale of tales] (1979)

An apple in rain. A nursery rhyme. A child breastfeeding, then falling asleep. A tiny grey wolf. Autumn and light. Surreal dreams of family, animals, play, music, skipping. Wind, passing trains, falling leaves, decay, shiny cars disappearing, fire. Dancing. Men … Continue reading

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Ёжик в тумане [Hedgehog in the fog] (1975)

A convoluted short relying on obscure symbolism, unsettling horror mood, and one-of-a-kind threedimensional animation. Almost sickeningly beautiful, it tells a mysterious little story of friendship, insecurity, and fear. Can’t say I understand much, but everything is strangely evocative. Not sure … Continue reading

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Special delivery (1978)

Hilariously immoral and tongue-in-cheek yarn about a careless husband, his wife, and a postman that doesn’t even ring once. Crisp script, organic and somewhat sloppy hand-made animation. In my book of accidental circumstances.

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