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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Timestalkers

From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Timestalkers

Katherine Springer August 27, 2014 0

I firmly believe that watching bad movies is as important as watching good ones. At worst, you learn what not to do. At best, you laugh your heart out. While the ideal bad film

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Revisit: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Revisit: Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

Andrei Alupului August 25, 2014 0

Following his relatively tame, Academy Award-nominated international breakthrough, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Pedro Almodóvar went back to his more customary territory of sex and violence for Tie Me Up! Tie

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What to Watch: Week of August 25th

What to Watch: Week of August 25th

Spectrum Culture Staff August 24, 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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Holy Hell! True Lies Turns 20!

Holy Hell! True Lies Turns 20!

Jesse Cataldo August 20, 2014 0

One thing often ignored by the syrupy trap of nostalgia is the fact that, despite the supposedly boundless freedom of childhood, as a minor you are effectively a prisoner of your legal guardians. For

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Revisit: The Straight Story

Revisit: The Straight Story

Forrest Cardamenis August 18, 2014 0

David Foster Wallace, in his essay “David Lynch Keeps His Head,” refers to the term “Lynchian” as “a particular kind of irony where the very macabre and the very mundane combine in such a

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What to Watch: Week of August 18th

What to Watch: Week of August 18th

Spectrum Culture Staff August 17, 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 Stranger

Oeuvre: Welles: The Stranger

Alex Peterson August 14, 2014 0

Fans of Citizen Kane and Touch of Evil who have not seen Orson Welles’ lesser known (if not necessarily lesser) works will not be surprised that, even as a studio hired gun, he was

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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Lady in the Death House

From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Lady in the Death House

Pat Padua August 13, 2014 0

Streaming on Amazon Prime, Archive.org and YouTube The 1944 grade-Z crime drama Lady in the Death House immerses the viewer in its crisis from frame one: Mary Logan (Jean Parker) is on her way

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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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