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Pier Paolo Pasolini‘s adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales, wedged between The Decameron and Arabian Nights in his “Trilogy of Life”, is a ribald second entry. Pilgrims headed for Canterbury are ordered to each…

On a futuristic Earth, Demetrius (Jacques Charrier), an extraterrestrial male traveler is promised by the Soviet-American government to be set up with a female companion for the night. But the basic principles of prostitution have…

If you’re in Toronto, you can see Ms. 45 at The Royal Cinema starting tomorrow night at 9 p.m. (its run there continues until the night of January 16th). SAM: Ms. 45, released in 1981,…

A Touch of Sin

A Touch Of Sin, Jia Zhangke’s tragic—and excellent—new film (opening tomorrow at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto), pushes the director’s familiar themes of disillusionment and alienation in contemporary China to brutal new heights. Those…