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Jayne Mansfield in The Girl Can't Help It

Film Link: John Waters discusses Frank Tashlin’s The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

It’s no surprise that this nutty and energetic Frank Tashlin-directed Jayne Mansfield vehicle is one of John Waters’ favorites. He’s very good at observing its ironies (“Camp is for rich people!”) and its establishment inversions. He also extolls the virtues of Deluxe Color over Technicolor, but not after misidentifying the color process that was used. …

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film link: Armie Hammer & Timothée Chalamet cute moments (Part 1) – YouTube

Right after I was seduced by Call Me By Your Name, I spent quite a bit of time watching YouTube interviews with Armie Hammer & Timothée Chalamet who play Oliver and Elio, respectively. This particular compilation is a bit repetitive, but it’s true they are very cute together so it’s fun to watch them. Chalamet …

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film link: Venice 2017: College days

In an unusually poetic review, film academic David Bordwell talks about Martyr, a film presented via the Biennale College Cinema at this year’s Venice Film Festival, and directed by Mazen Khaled: Martyr is an excellent example of how film form and style reshape the physical realm to create a visual poetry. Thematically, Khaled explains that he wanted to …

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