Criminally Underrated: Tideland
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Criminally Underrated: Tideland

You’d be hard-pressed to find a serious film within the past decade that induced as…

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Revisit: sex, lies, and videotape
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Revisit: sex, lies, and videotape

When Steven Soderbergh finally conceded the truth to the rumors (started by no less than…

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Remake/Remodel: The Crazies (1973) vs. The Crazies (2010)
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Remake/Remodel: The Crazies (1973) vs. The Crazies (2010)

On the surface, The Crazies (1973) is the typical underfunded ‘70s horror movie: casting is…

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Oeuvre: De Palma: Casualties of War
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Oeuvre: De Palma: Casualties of War

It’s hard to ignore the appeal in imagining the critical reception of an emotionally resonant…

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Criminally Underrated: Miami Vice
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Criminally Underrated: Miami Vice

Whatever expectations might have existed for Michael Mann’s feature film adaptation of the hit ‘80s…

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Rediscover: Seems Like Old Times
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Rediscover: Seems Like Old Times

Remake/Remodel: The Fire Within (1963) vs. Oslo, August 31 (2011)
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Remake/Remodel: The Fire Within (1963) vs. Oslo, August 31 (2011)

Let’s start off with some stereotypes. The French: verbose, animated, tactless, as fixated on weighty…

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Oeuvre: De Palma: The Untouchables
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Oeuvre: De Palma: The Untouchables

Brian De Palma’s 1976 film Carrie has rightfully been perceived as his breakout film, his…

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Criminally Underrated: Bringing Out the Dead
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Criminally Underrated: Bringing Out the Dead

Martin Scorsese’s Bringing Out the Dead was not a film that received an overwhelmingly negative…

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Rediscover: The Kid with a Bike
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Rediscover: The Kid with a Bike

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have carved out a niche in cinema, their signature on a…

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