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Unfortunately, this fertile flooring for satire is botched, with murky (at most sensible) personality motivations, an entire loss of concentration and a virtually insufferable, nasal accessory followed by way of Wayans. The movie is, shockingly, now not edgy in any respect (save for 2 hysterically humorous television advertisement parodies), fairly monotonous, from time to time incoherent, and entirely unconvincing, even for a wide satire. ** VHS: $19. ninety nine; DVD: $24. ninety nine Bananas (1971, eighty one min, US, Woody Allen) Woody Allen, Louise Lasser, Carlos Montalban, Howard Cosell. After the very humorous escapades of Take the cash and Run, Allen sharpened either his comedian talents and his filmmaking thoughts to inform the riotous tale of Fielding Melish, a meek and delicate items tester in manhattan who reveals himself the insurgent chief of a bunch of South American guerrillas. The movie is a nonstop barrage of sight gags and one-liners, such a lot of which hit the bull’s-eye. ***½ VHS: $14. ninety nine; DVD: $19. ninety nine Band of Outsiders (1964, ninety seven min, France, Jean-Luc Godard) Anna Karina, Sami Frey. Godard’s clean method of the gangster musical follows the antics of 3 hugely lively yet ineffectual crooks. an enticing point of the movie is the insertion of Godard’s own philosophical observations and his options at the motion within the tale. one in every of Godard’s finest and obtainable motion pictures. (French with English subtitles) ***½ VHS: $59. ninety nine The Band Wagon (1953, 112 min, US, Vincente Minnelli) Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant, Jack Buchanan. certainly one of Astaire’s so much alluring musicals, this excellent comedic examine the making of a Broadway convey has Fred as a Hollywood actor who's persuaded to famous person at the nice White means with a well known ballerina (the appealing Charisse). an outstanding rating, sensational dance numbers and captivating performances by way of all mix to make this a vintage of the musical style. **** VHS: $14. ninety nine Bandit Queen (1994, 119 min, India/GB, Shekhar Kapur) Seema Biswas, Nirmal Pandey, Manoj Bajpai. This movie variation of the harrowing but finally effective lifetime of Indian folkhero Phoolan Devi is a blistering assault on her culture’s scary therapy of ladies and its crushing caste method. After being raped by means of her new husband, Phoolan escapes and returns to her domestic village merely to be branded a whore and banished by way of the village elders. abducted and brutally humiliated by way of a gang of bandits, she ultimately rises inside of their ranks to turn into the chief of her personal gang. Her sour and ruthless quest for vengeance leads her to turn into considered as a savior by means of throngs of lowborn Indians. With an unrelentingly hard-core depiction of Indian society, the movie deals a desirable peek into the tricky and intricate social machinations of India’s hugely geared up bandit armies. Well-paced and emotionally arousing as either action-adventure tale and scathing social critique. ***½ DVD: $24. ninety nine Bandits (1987, ninety eight min, France, Claude Lelouch) Jean Yanne, Marie-Sophie Lelouch. Director Lelouch has formed a true gem (no pun meant) in regards to the dating among an imprisoned jewel thief and his daughter.

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