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Why ‘Jane’ Is as Miraculous as Its Singular Subject
2 weeks ago

Why ‘Jane’ Is as Miraculous as Its Singular Subject

By  •  Reviews, Movies

There are names that automatically bring to mind a lifetime of research and empathy towards simians.

  • Dian Fossey’s extensive time with mountain gorillas
  • Birute Galdikus’ study of orangutans

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Yes, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Remains Snyder’s Best Film
2 weeks ago

Yes, ‘Dawn of the Dead’ Remains Snyder’s Best Film

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The early years of the 20th century were haunted by horror movie remakes.

One landmark genre film after another was polished off and reconfigured for a new generation. The alarming …
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Why Romero’s ‘Dead’ Films Still Speak to Us
2 weeks ago

Why Romero’s ‘Dead’ Films Still Speak to Us

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The recent passing of George A. Romero, one of the most creative and influential filmmakers to grace the horror film genre, was devastating news to his generation-spanning fans.

Romero died …
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Why Altman’s Scathing ‘Player’ Hasn’t Aged a Minute
1 month ago

Why Altman’s Scathing ‘Player’ Hasn’t Aged a Minute

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Robert Altman’s “The Player” may be 25 years old, but it’s lost none of its bite as an essential Hollywood satire.

In fact, despite being released in 1992 and depicting …
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How Hollywood Whiffed on Christopher Columbus (Twice)
1 month ago

How Hollywood Whiffed on Christopher Columbus (Twice)

By  •  Reviews, Movies

On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus’ first voyage concluded with his arrival on the Caribbean island of Guanahani (which he dubbed “San Salvador”).

His legendary expedition, one of the four …
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Why ‘Gerald’s Game’ Lacks Stephen King Worthy Scares
2 months ago

Why ‘Gerald’s Game’ Lacks Stephen King Worthy Scares

By  •  Reviews, Movies

One of the year’s biggest curiosity items is Mike Flanagan’s adaptation of Stephen King’s 1992 novel, “Gerald’s Game.”

For horror fans, this Netflix project promised big things. Flanagan, director of …
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How Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Reinvented Television (Again)
2 months ago

How Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Reinvented Television (Again)

By  •  Reviews, TV

David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return” capped an extraordinary experiment.

A mystery that began decades ago, in which Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) ascended to the town of Twin …
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Why ‘The Resurrected’s’ Blu-ray Closeup Is Long Overdue
2 months ago

Why ‘The Resurrected’s’ Blu-ray Closeup Is Long Overdue

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The loss of most video rental stores has robbed filmgoers of the joy of discovery.

Sure, we can still scroll through titles on streaming devices and choose options that look …
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Why ‘Trip to Spain’ Caps a Perfectly Droll Trilogy
3 months ago

Why ‘Trip to Spain’ Caps a Perfectly Droll Trilogy

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Michael Winterbottom’s “The Trip to Spain” offers a rare thing – a sequel that honors and enriches what came before it.

Once again, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, playing slightly …
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Animated ‘Corner’ Reveals Stunning Look at War, Hope
3 months ago

Animated ‘Corner’ Reveals Stunning Look at War, Hope

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Sunao Katabuchi’s “In This Corner of the World” centers on Suzo Urano, a teenage girl growing up in the small Japanese town of Kure in 1933.

When Suzo is married …
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