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Revisit is a series of reviews highlighting past releases that now deserve a second look.



Revisit: The Rocketeer

Revisit: The Rocketeer

Nathan Kamal May 26, 2014 0

It’s a dark world out there for superheroes. Right now, our greatest comic book heroes are an obsessive, violent orphan with a thing for flying mammals, a drunken industrialist on mobile life support and

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Revisit: City Lights

Revisit: City Lights

David Harris May 19, 2014 0

City Lights is proof that less is more. It is proof that a film doesn’t need a serpentine plot or blockbusting special effects to enthrall. It is proof that even as Charlie Chaplin’s masterpiece

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Revisit: Max Dugan Returns

Revisit: Max Dugan Returns

Katherine Springer May 12, 2014 0

In the 1960s to the ‘80s, Neil Simon wrote a string of unique and thoughtful comedies. The Goodbye Girl. Barefoot in the Park. The Odd Couple. His plays and films are filled with witty,

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Revisit: La Notte

Revisit: La Notte

David Harris May 6, 2014 0

Has any director created a body of work filled with as much loneliness as Michelangelo Antonioni? The Italian director pits characters against desolate landscapes such as jagged Mediterranean islands, the empty streets of Rome

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Rediscover: Alice

Rediscover: Alice

Pat Padua April 28, 2014 0

“’What is the use,’ thought Alice, ‘of a book without pictures or conversations?’“ This passing thought near the start of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is the jumping off point for an adaptation

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Rediscover: Miracle Mile

Rediscover: Miracle Mile

Pat Padua April 21, 2014 0

Imagine you meet the girl of your dreams at 10 o’clock, and at 11 o’clock find out the world is going to end at 12 o’clock. This is how I describe Steve De Jarnatt’s

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Revisit: Eyes Without a Face

Revisit: Eyes Without a Face

David Harris April 14, 2014 0

Georges Franju’s Eyes Without a Face is a horror movie out of step with its times. If Alfred Hitchcock is credited with inventing the modern film with Psycho (1960), then Franju invented the modern

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Revisit: Primal Fear

Revisit: Primal Fear

Stacia Kissick Jones April 7, 2014 1

Beloved Archbishop Rushman (Stanley Anderson) is found brutally murdered in his Chicago apartment, a 19-year-old boy covered in his blood fleeing the scene. By the end of the day, the murder has become a

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Revisit: Autumn Sonata

Revisit: Autumn Sonata

David Harris March 31, 2014 0

For a few years, we didn’t have my mother-in-law’s telephone number. She lived in Asia, sending fading, short emails when it suited her. She forgot birthdays, decided to see the pyramids in Egypt rather

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Rediscover: Accused of Murder

Rediscover: Accused of Murder

Drew Hunt March 24, 2014 0

As the B-film entered the ‘50s, genre foundations became far a less compulsory component. Though many films remained rooted in stringent genre guidelines, a kind of auteurist movement began to grow among B directors.

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