Oeuvre: De Palma: Body Double
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Oeuvre: De Palma: Body Double

Brian De Palma spent the first half of the ‘80s sublimating his early social critiques…

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Criminally Underrated: Game of Death II
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Criminally Underrated: Game of Death II

The runaway success of 1973’s martial arts magnum opus Enter the Dragon was bittersweet: it…

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Revisit: Young Mr. Lincoln
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Revisit: Young Mr. Lincoln

Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, a work of ostensible sentiment that reveals a jaded cynicism through its…

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Re-Make/Re-Model: The Killer Inside Me (1976) vs. The Killer Inside Me (2010)
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Re-Make/Re-Model: The Killer Inside Me (1976) vs. The Killer Inside Me (2010)

One of the great joys of Jim Thompson’s hard-boiled 1952 crime thriller The Killer Inside…

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Oeuvre: De Palma: Scarface
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Oeuvre: De Palma: Scarface

It’s impossible to overstate the impact of Brian De Palma’s bright, blood-drenched Scarface on the…

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Criminally Underrated: What About Bob?
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Criminally Underrated: What About Bob?

If you think about it, Bill Murray’s ascendance to wry elder statesman is pretty improbable.…

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Year by Year: Best Comedic Performances: 2000s
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Year by Year: Best Comedic Performances: 2000s

Who are your favorite comedic actors? Think throughout the history of film. Chaplin? Keaton? Hepburn?…

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Revisit: Brief Encounter
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Revisit: Brief Encounter

Tales of unrequited love or a love that meets a tragic ending seem to elicit…

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Oeuvre: De Palma: Blow Out
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Oeuvre: De Palma: Blow Out

Far before “meta” was part of the parlance of modern film, Brian De Palma was…

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Criminally Overrated: Run Lola Run
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Criminally Overrated: Run Lola Run

Director Tom Tykwer certainly flexes his stylistic muscles in Run Lola Run–that can’t be denied.…

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