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Posts By Barry Wurst

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Wenders’ ‘Every Thing’ Imperfect yet Breathtaking
4 years ago

Wenders’ ‘Every Thing’ Imperfect yet Breathtaking

By  •  Reviews, Movies

The car halts to a stop and, to our relief, we see a little kid is sitting in the road, inches from the grill of the vehicle. Franco’s Tomas Eldan, a …
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‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ – Two Masters, One Essential Doc
4 years ago

‘Hitchcock/Truffaut’ – Two Masters, One Essential Doc

By  •  Reviews, Movies

While “Behind the Scenes” articles, electronic press kits and fan reporting give modern films a transparent quality on their making, Truffaut’s book of chats with Alfred Hitchcock was a rare, …
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Why ‘Bates Motel’ Enhances, Expands on ‘Psycho’ Legend
5 years ago

Why ‘Bates Motel’ Enhances, Expands on ‘Psycho’ Legend

Annual viewings in either my film classes or on my own only solidified my deep infatuation with it. The story of the American Dream, gone horribly wrong, as embodied by …
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Why ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Lives Up to Stanley Kubrick’s Legacy
5 years ago

Why ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ Lives Up to Stanley Kubrick’s Legacy

By  •  Movies, Opinion

From the moment I heard Stanley Kubrick was making another film, I grasped every nugget of information I could find on the project. Tom Cruise let it slide, during a 1996 …
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Sony Plays Best Hand with ‘Interview,’ America Still Loses
5 years ago

Sony Plays Best Hand with ‘Interview,’ America Still Loses

In 1988, the lead-up to the opening of Martin Scorsese’ “The Last Temptation of Christ” was universally polarizing, rage inducing and provided fodder for countless talking heads. It was, appropriately enough, …
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Why ‘Being Human’ Captures Robin Williams’ Humanity
5 years ago

Why ‘Being Human’ Captures Robin Williams’ Humanity

By  •  Movies

The sculpture began in 1948 and is still unfinished. Even more worrisome is how, due to being created on pegmatite granite, the sculpture may not last and eventually fall away. …
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