Film: “The Beguiled”

Film remakes can be tricky things, especially when the original is not an undisputed classic. I saw the original of The Beguiled over forty years ago. Starring Clint Eastwood and directed by Don Siegel, I enjoyed it but it was not a success. He played a wounded Yankee soldier in the Civil War who stumbles…

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Review: “Neon Demon” and hiatus

Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon follows a well-worn path to its bloody conclusion, relying on an audience’s tolerance for empty female characters in order to see them murder each other as a career move. In this case, they are gorgeous models seething with jealousy over Elle Fanning’s sudden dominance of the fashion scene in Los…

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