Rediscover: Comfort and Joy
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Rediscover: Comfort and Joy

Fans of Judd Apatow and Wes Anderson should revisit the work of Scottish filmmaker Bill…

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Oeuvre: Tati: Mon Oncle
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Oeuvre: Tati: Mon Oncle

There’s no doubt that Tati was a formal master and that Mon Oncle was precisely…

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Holy Hell! Nixon Turns 20!
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Holy Hell! Nixon Turns 20!

In no uncertain (cinematic) terms, Oliver Stone treats Richard Nixon’s presidency as the American version…

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Revisit: The Vanishing
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Revisit: The Vanishing

The Vanishing explores the ideas of destiny and predetermination, especially how little things like a…

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Oeuvre: Tati: M. Hulot’s Holiday
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Oeuvre: Tati: M. Hulot’s Holiday

With M. Hulot’s Holiday, Jacques Tati introduced the world to the character that would define…

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Holy Hell! Casino Turns 20
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Holy Hell! Casino Turns 20

Casino is brilliant not because it’s unique in Martin Scorsese’s oeuvre, but because it’s familiar.

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Rediscover: When Pigs Fly
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Rediscover: When Pigs Fly

When Pigs Fly is unburdened by any sense of narrative momentum, a tale of literal…

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Oeuvre: Tati: Jour de Fête
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Oeuvre: Tati: Jour de Fête

Jour de Fête precedes the creation of Monsieur Hulot, the alter ego that carried Tati…

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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Knightriders
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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Knightriders

Knightriders stars a doe-eyed Ed Harris and may ultimately be attempting a commentary on the…

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Revisit: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul
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Revisit: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul

Fassbinder’s 1974 masterpiece explores not only the racial strains that pulled at Germany, but what…

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