Revisit: The People vs. Larry Flynt
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Revisit: The People vs. Larry Flynt

It’s about the freedom of speech, the lunacy of corporate power and finally, the radical…

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Revisit: The Night Porter
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Revisit: The Night Porter

Revisit: The Freshman
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Revisit: The Freshman

We all want to be liked. Charm may come naturally for some, but others are…

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Rediscover: Cutter’s Way
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Rediscover: Cutter’s Way

What ever happened to Ivan Passer, the would-be great Czech import who never quite made…

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Remake Remodel: Out of the Past (1947) vs. Against All Odds (1984)
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Remake Remodel: Out of the Past (1947) vs. Against All Odds (1984)

Out of the Past (1947) is often considered the quintessential film noir; there’s a private…

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Remake/Remodel: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) vs. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
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Remake/Remodel: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) vs. The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

John McTiernan’s The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), a remake of the 1968 heist romance by…

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Remake/Remodel: The Time Machine (1960) vs. The Time Machine (2002)
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Remake/Remodel: The Time Machine (1960) vs. The Time Machine (2002)

H.G. Wells’ The Time Machine is one of the most important novels of the modern…

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Remake/Remodel: Rollerball (1975) vs. Rollerball (2002)
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Remake/Remodel: Rollerball (1975) vs. Rollerball (2002)

The conceit of William Harrison’s short story, “Roller Ball Murder,” presents an intriguing blend of…

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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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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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