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What to Watch: Week of February 9th

What to Watch: Week of February 9th

Spectrum Culture Staff February 8, 2015 0

Monday: The Last Temptation of Christ What: Forcefully non-deferential, the controversial The Last Temptation of Christ manages to maintain some sort of twisted reverence toward the Christ legend, combining a script from one of

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Oeuvre: Lynch: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Oeuvre: Lynch: Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

Alex Peterson February 5, 2015 0

The under-informed—or, depending on your perspective, those who are being honest about the movies they watch—have always been able to point to certain overarching structural conceits in David Lynch’s work and call his films

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Holy Hell! Heat Turns 20

Holy Hell! Heat Turns 20

Jake Cole February 4, 2015 0

For two decades, Heat has stood as the high-water mark of action epics, aped by numerous filmmakers. (Just try and imagine Christopher Nolan’s career without it.) But as much as the film gets credit

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Revisit: Y Tu Mamá También

Revisit: Y Tu Mamá También

David Harris February 2, 2015 0

Most films play differently on repeated viewings, but certain movies drastically change in tone once certain truths are revealed. Imagine watching The Crying Game or The Sixth Sense with the same innocence that your

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What to Watch: Week of February 2nd

What to Watch: Week of February 2nd

Spectrum Culture Staff February 1, 2015 0

Monday: On The Beach What: Stanley Kramer’s characteristically sentimental, but still pointedly disturbing, 1959 depiction of humanity’s last days, with a gaggle of survivors huddled helplessly in Australia, engaging in boozy fatalism as a

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Oeuvre: Lynch: Wild at Heart

Oeuvre: Lynch: Wild at Heart

Alex Peterson January 29, 2015 0

By 1989, David Lynch had already come back from the artistic and commercial flop that was Dune (1984) with Blue Velvet (1986), his highly-regarded nightmare vision of small town America. He had just written

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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Don’t Blink

From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Don’t Blink

Katherine Springer January 28, 2015 0

Genre filmmaking, especially horror, has had a renaissance of late. Movies are cheaper and cheaper to make, and even the biggest unknowns are finding an audience these days. The reigning strategy is based on

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Revisit: Insomnia

Revisit: Insomnia

David Harris January 26, 2015 0

I revisited Dirty Harry (1971) the night before I watched Insomnia, Erik Skjoldbjærg’s 1997 murder mystery about a cop with questionable morals investigating a murder in northern Norway. If Harry Callahan is the archetype

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What to Watch: Week of January 26th

What to Watch: Week of January 26th

Spectrum Culture Staff January 25, 2015 0

Monday: Punch-Drunk Love What: An emotionally damaged salesman finds comfort in consumerism and his soul mate. Adam Sandler meets the arthouse in Paul Thomas Anderson’s dysfunctional rom-com. Why: As unlikely a pair as ever

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Oeuvre: Lynch: The Cowboy and the Frenchman

Oeuvre: Lynch: The Cowboy and the Frenchman

Jesse Cataldo January 22, 2015 0

In his introductory comments to The Cowboy and the Frenchman, found on The Short Films of David Lynch DVD, the disquietingly cheerful director details, in his characteristic Montana accent, his dealings with the French

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