Herewith, notes on the Portland International Film Festival's Grimm (and grimmer) opening-night silent-film Blancanieves, and the edgy, Man VS. Nature doc, Leviathan, plus notes on the recently restored stone-cold classic doc, Cousin Jules.
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This past year saw many critics complaining about the lack of good film out there, but with a little digging, I found a lot to love.
After 100 minutes of listening to sheep bleating, dogs barking, cowboys cursing, and wolves howling, Sweetgrass leaves its audience begging for more.
Everyone falls in love a different way. Maybe it's a particular scene or the collected works of a particular director, or even just a catchphrase. Wha...
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