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Revisit: Rififi

Revisit: Rififi

David Harris August 11, 2014 0

Early in Jules Dassin’s 1955 crime masterpiece Rififi, we meet Tony le Stéphanois (Jean Servais), an aging Parisian hood who has just been released after five years in the slammer. One of the first

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What to Watch: Week of August 11th

What to Watch: Week of August 11th

Spectrum Culture Staff August 10, 2014 0

Welcome to our new feature, What to Watch. Each week we will recommend five or more films based on a single theme. We hope you discover some great films this way. We also encourage

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Oeuvre: Welles: The Magnificent Ambersons

Oeuvre: Welles: The Magnificent Ambersons

Jake Cole August 7, 2014 0

The Magnificent Ambersons will forever exist as a shade of itself, haunted by the specter of its own butchered potential. By now the story surrounding the film is more well-known than the film itself:

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Holy Hell! Pulp Fiction Turns 20!

Holy Hell! Pulp Fiction Turns 20!

Josh Goller August 6, 2014 0

Twenty years ago, Quentin Tarantino created a film with a seemingly impossible number of moving parts and executed every motherfucking last one of them. Pulp Fiction oozed with the former video store clerk’s many

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Rediscover: The Housemaid

Rediscover: The Housemaid

David Harris August 5, 2014 0

Cinema burst open in 1960, a year that has since defined what is considered modern film. This creative surge, one that leaned towards the perverse, was not limited to just one continent. In the

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What to Watch: Week of August 4th

What to Watch: Week of August 4th

Spectrum Culture Staff August 4, 2014 0

Welcome to our new feature, What to Watch. Each week we will recommend five or more films based on a single theme. We hope you discover some great films this way. We also encourage

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Oeuvre: Orson Welles: Citizen Kane

Oeuvre: Orson Welles: Citizen Kane

Forrest Cardamenis July 31, 2014 0

Citizen Kane is about, among other things, the search for the unknowable, or at least the unhelpful. Jerry Thompson (William Alland) is tasked with learning as much about the life of Charles Foster Kane

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Revisit: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Revisit: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Alex Peterson July 28, 2014 0

Jim Jarmusch is a director at once detached and strictly controlling. He makes philosophical, or at least heavily thoughtful, films about people who don’t even come close to fitting into society, and ostensibly he

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Rediscover: The Singing Ringing Tree

Rediscover: The Singing Ringing Tree

Pat Padua July 22, 2014 0

There’s a fine line between childlike fantasy and psychedelic visions. From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to “The Teletubbies,” children’s entertainment has been full of worlds that defy imagination, evoking childlike wonder in the young

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Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Big Trouble

Oeuvre: Cassavetes: Big Trouble

Jesse Cataldo July 17, 2014 0

In the wake of his breakthrough independent debut, John Cassavetes took on two consecutive studio projects, for-hire assignments which, while reasonably fitted to his tastes and skills, stick out as clear oddities in the

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