It won the top prize this year at the Berlin International Film Festival, but if you prefer multiplex fare, stay far far away.

I am, unabashedly and (hopefully) without pretension, a huge fan of Romanian New Wave cinema.

Here’s why.

Without the stifling influence of Big Money, without the strong-arming of an organized film industry, Romanian directors like Cristian Mungiu (the surreal yet harrowing 4 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, Beyond the Hills…

Kim Kardashian made a sex tape. Sophia Urista peed into a man’s open mouth on stage. Is this what it’s come to?

Fame is abhorrent to me, but that wasn’t always the case.

Back in my errant youth, I craved fame the way some people crave their next pack of Lucky Strikes. I couldn’t imagine being just another face in the crowd, which is why I fought like hell to make sure…

Complete with color photo gallery of embarrassed pooches!

We here at Cappuccini are of the opinion that all smush-faced creetchurs must be humiliated with costumes, especially at Halloween.

Pugs, Frenchies, even a half-smushie like a Boston Terrier or a Boxer can be made yet more ridiculous by the judicious application of imagination, inspiration, and a little elbow grease.

Stacey Keith

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