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Head-Slapper of the Week: Richard Corliss

Head-Slapper of the Week: Richard Corliss

Kaycee Moore (above) was thrilled when she heard
Killer of Sheep was Time Magazine’s third best movie of 2007.

From Richard Corliss’s top 10 of 2007 in Time:
#3. Killer of Sheep
Completed in 1977 and virtually unseen since…. As the children play games in the post-apocalyptic rubble of Watts, the man’s emotional exhaustion abrades against the woman’s sexual yearning. This is surely the finest, most uncompromising film by a black director.

That’s right: the “finest film…by a black director” (note: NOT “black American”) is the third best movie of the year behind No Country for Old Men and The Lives of Others. Sorry Spike Lee and Ousmane Sembene, you’ve made some good movies, but nothing quite as good as The Lives of Others.

Seriously — does anybody edit this stuff?

P.S. “Post-apocalyptic?”

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