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Abbatoir of Dreams: Killer of Sheep

Years ago, there weren’t any student films. There weren’t any film students so there could hardly have been student films. Yes, there have been university film programs for quite some time now, and students have been submitting (usually short) films in fulfillment of program requirements for decades. But in an earlier era they weren’t taken seriously outside academic settings.

Shades of Grey: Black Book

Over the desk of the Nazi officer who oversees her district in occupied Holland, a young woman with hair dyed blonde spreads out her stamp collection. When she looks him in the eye and says, “If you see anything you want, just take it,” her real intention couldn’t be any clearer. It’s about as subtle as the sexual challenge issued by Sharon stone to that roomful of cops in Basic Instinct.

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