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



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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Revisit: The Devil’s Backbone

Revisit: The Devil’s Backbone

David Harris March 17, 2014 0

As the dust begins to settle on the 20th century, Spain’s Civil War will likely be considered the most “romantic” conflict of the epoch. It has become a bloody tale of evil fascists and

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Revisit: Darkman

Revisit: Darkman

Jake Cole March 10, 2014 0

Long before Liam Neeson action vehicles became a seemingly mandatory item in each year’s first-quarter releases, there was Darkman. Sam Raimi, coming off what still stands as his greatest film, Evil Dead II, secured

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Revisit: The Hidden Fortress

Revisit: The Hidden Fortress

Ryan Crawford March 3, 2014 0

The Hidden Fortress is minor Kurosawa. Don’t misunderstand, calling it one of Kurosawa’s minor works is a only a small slight. It’s not that the film is without charm or excitement. Visually it lacks

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Revisit: Robocop

Revisit: Robocop

Jesse Cataldo February 24, 2014 0

Spilling over with satire, innuendo and brash topical gags, the original Robocop is an explicit product of its time, a caustic response to a world defined by Milton Friedman and Reaganomics, Sun City and

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Revisit: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Revisit: Fantastic Mr. Fox

David Harris February 17, 2014 0

I saw a still from The Grand Budapest Hotel a few months ago, unaware that Wes Anderson would soon be releasing another film. However, just by looking at one photo I could tell that

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