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May Netflix Instant Review – “The Piano Teacher”

The Piano Teacher (2001; Dir.: Michael Haneke) GRADE: B By Mike Dub Throughout his well-regarded and controversial career, Michael Haneke has specialized in disturbing violence.  With unnerving precision, Haneke unfurls stories that build delicately to sudden, shocking explosions of blood and death.  In The Piano Teacher, based on a […]


I Married a Witch (1942; Dir.: Rene Clair) GRADE: C+ By Mike Dub A good screwball comedy is one of the most energetic, witty, and subversive pleasures cinema has to offer.  At their peak, Howard Hawks and Frank Capra made films that spark with so much vitality, watching their films […]

Criterion Collection Movie of the Week

The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1988; Dir.: George Sluizer) GRADE: B+ By Mike Dub There are a lot of reasons to be worried heading into The Vanishing, Dutchman George Sluizer’s 1988 thriller about the disappearance of a young woman and her boyfriend’s search to find her.  It would be remarkably easy […]

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