The Beguiled
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The Beguiled

The Beguiled uses a familiar structure to access new aspects of old stories, playing off…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Fighting Mad
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Oeuvre: Demme: Fighting Mad

A film like Fighting Mad manages to demonstrate real affection and sadness for a fading…

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Dawson City: Frozen Time
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Dawson City: Frozen Time

Dawson City: Frozen Time stands out as a marvelous metaphorical nesting doll, using its found…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Caged Heat
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Oeuvre: Demme: Caged Heat

Caged Heat is the earliest example of Demme elevating boilerplate material to a thoughtful, eccentric…

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Rediscover: The Films of Harry Langdon
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Rediscover: The Films of Harry Langdon

Langdon’s lovable schmuck is far less prepared for the struggles he so valiantly undertakes.

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Oeuvre: Kiarostami: Ten
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Oeuvre: Kiarostami: Ten

A Quiet Passion
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A Quiet Passion

A Quiet Passion succeeds in communicating the finer points of societal repression, while also adding…

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Salt and Fire
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Salt and Fire

Herzog now seems adrift within the cinematic production system he’d spent years rebelling against.

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Oeuvre: Kiarostami: Taste of Cherry
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Oeuvre: Kiarostami: Taste of Cherry

May be Kiarostami's most emblematic film, playing out in such subdued fashion that it’s easy…

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The Zookeeper’s Wife
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The Zookeeper’s Wife