Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

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beneath the valley of the ultra vixens russ meyer
Beneath the Valley of the Ultravixens (1979)
Directed by Russ Meyer
After two big studio pictures (cult classic Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and total flop The Seven Minutes), Meyer returned to his independent roots, producing a series of dirty pictures that have more in common with Frank Tashlin and Tex Avery than the wave of hardcore pornography then-engulfing the exploitation industry. This is a non-stop montage of sight gags and sexual deviancy, played out in Meyer’s exuberant, meticulous images and breakneck-speed editing. Yes, there’s kind of a plot in there, too. But who cares? This is Meyer at his most potent—frenetic, kinetic, and, in the film’s words, “hotter than a Mexican’s lunch.” Zach Clark (Feb 21-23 at Anthology, part of its Russ Meyer And Roger Ebert series)

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