The Challenge
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The Challenge

The film’s implicit ideas about movement and cultural transference are interesting, but ultimately secondary to…

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Rediscover: Disco Dancer
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Rediscover: Disco Dancer

Hollywood is often considered, especially within our own cloistered cinematic borders, as the fount from…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Cousin Bobby
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Oeuvre: Demme: Cousin Bobby

Coming off his first bona fide hit with Silence of the Lambs, Demme’s choice to…

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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: The Dino King
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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: The Dino King

Cheap fodder like this instead succeeds only at lulling kids into a somnolent, dead-eyed haze.

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Logan Lucky
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Logan Lucky

The film ultimately makes good on its name, embracing an inclusive, warm-hearted tale that allows…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Handle with Care
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Oeuvre: Demme: Handle with Care

Jonathan Demme was perhaps the only person capable of turning an ill-conceived cash-in project on…

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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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