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'Vidal Sassoon The Movie' Chicago premiere presented by America's Beauty Show 2011 - Arrivals

Vidal Sassoon and Michael Gordon - Vidal Sassoon, Angus Mitchell and Michael Gordon Chicago, USA - 'Vidal Sassoon The Movie' Chicago premiere presented by America's Beauty Show 2011 - Arrivals Saturday 12th March 2011

'Vidal Sassoon The Movie' Chicago premiere presented by America's Beauty Show 2011 - Arrivals

Vidal Sassoon and Michael Gordon - Vidal Sassoon and Michael Gordon Chicago, USA - 'Vidal Sassoon The Movie' Chicago premiere presented by America's Beauty Show 2011 - Arrivals Saturday 12th March 2011

300 Review


Excellent
Everything old is new again in 300, director Zack Snyder's account of the barbaric Battle of Thermopylae, a film that is ridiculously stylish and commendably substantive. I expected the former (Snyder's source material is a graphic novel from cult hero Frank Miller) and was delighted by the latter, as 300 winds up being far more original than I thought possible.

Like Robert Rodriguez in Sin City, Snyder employs cutting-edge visual technology and green-screen effects to essentially photocopy Miller's acclaimed work of the same name. Because Miller's graphic novels have been fountains of inspiration for a handful of recent directors, his style has become overly identifiable. Splotches of crimson (usually blood) stain sun-dried backdrops as impossibly chiseled warriors fight long past their dying breath. That's 300 in a nutshell, though Snyder's tight epic additionally bathes in every tired cliché of the warrior genre, yet somehow makes it all seem fresh.

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The Niklashausen Journey Review


Unbearable
Wow. Fassbinder made some bad movies, but did he ever make a bad movie with this one.

To the best of my understanding, here's what the movie is about. A man known as the "Black Monk" (Fassbinder, uncredited) suggests a shepherd launch a revolution among the lower classes after he claims to have been visited by the Virgin Mary and ordered to do so. The Black Monk suggests as well that dressing up his friend as Mary herself and parading her about might help her cause.

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