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Warning: ‘Lighthouse’ Is Perfect, Pretentious Art House Cinema
3 weeks ago

Warning: ‘Lighthouse’ Is Perfect, Pretentious Art House Cinema

“The Lighthouse” marks the second time this year a budding horror auteur showed signs of decline.

First, Ari Asters followed up the masterful “Hereditary” with “Midsommar,” one of the most …
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‘Dog Eat Dog’ Reminds Us Why Nicolas Cage Matters
3 years ago

‘Dog Eat Dog’ Reminds Us Why Nicolas Cage Matters

Paul Schrader is arguably one of our greatest screenwriters.

As a wordsmith, he typed out “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” and countless other influential titles. As a director, Schrader is just …
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The Crazy Road Director Friedkin Took to ‘L.A.’
3 years ago

The Crazy Road Director Friedkin Took to ‘L.A.’

By  •  Reviews, Movies

Friedkin’s film feels less like a response and more a direct competitor to Michael Mann’s trendsetting series, “Miami Vice.”

Mann’s show integrated songs with heavy MTV airplay, creating synergy between …
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