Re-make/Re-model: Abre Los Ojos vs. Vanilla Sky
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Re-make/Re-model: Abre Los Ojos vs. Vanilla Sky

The inherent peril of Hollywood remaking a recently successful foreign film is that, unlike updating…

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Oeuvre: De Palma: Mission: Impossible
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Oeuvre: De Palma: Mission: Impossible

There is a strange sort of genius in Brian De Palma directing an ostentatious summer…

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Criminally Underrated: Intolerable Cruelty
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Criminally Underrated: Intolerable Cruelty

Intolerable Cruelty is by no means the least-liked Coen Brothers film; it’s not even their…

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Rediscover: Still Life
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Rediscover: Still Life

One of the seminal works of the Iranian New Wave, Sohrab Shahid Saless’ Still Life…

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Re-Make/Re-Model: Judge Dredd (1995) vs. Dredd (2012)
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Re-Make/Re-Model: Judge Dredd (1995) vs. Dredd (2012)

Beyond basic issues of quality, there’s a lot of distance between 1995’s Judge Dredd and…

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Oeuvre: De Palma: Carlito’s Way
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Oeuvre: De Palma: Carlito’s Way

Released a decade after Scarface, Carlito’s Way is frequently described as Brian De Palma’s “apology”…

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Rediscover: Trilogy of Life
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Rediscover: Trilogy of Life

Pier Paolo Pasolini always walked the line between the sacred and profane in his career…

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Remake/Remodel: Infernal Affairs vs. The Departed
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Remake/Remodel: Infernal Affairs vs. The Departed

Oeuvre: De Palma: Raising Cain
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Oeuvre: De Palma: Raising Cain

The Bonfire of the Vanities had all the potential to destroy Brian De Palma’s career.…

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Criminally Underrated: The Cell
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Criminally Underrated: The Cell

In 2000, Tarsem (nee Tarsem Singh Dhandwar) was a popular and acclaimed director of music…

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