Revisit: Secretary
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Revisit: Secretary

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a young, inexperienced woman is enticed into…

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Revisit: The Innocents
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Revisit: The Innocents

An effective ghost story on film is a tough proposition. Poltergeist, which has recently sent…

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Revisit: Y Tu Mamá También
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Revisit: Y Tu Mamá También

Most films play differently on repeated viewings, but certain movies drastically change in tone once…

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Revisit: Insomnia
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Revisit: Insomnia

I revisited Dirty Harry (1971) the night before I watched Insomnia, Erik Skjoldbjærg’s 1997 murder…

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Revisit: A Hard Day’s Night
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Revisit: A Hard Day’s Night

It seems that director Richard Lester’s thesis in A Hard Day’s Night (1964) is that…

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Revisit: Hearts and Minds
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Revisit: Hearts and Minds

Making the enemy into something other than human makes it easier to kill. We’ve perfected…

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Revisit: Ace in the Hole
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Revisit: Ace in the Hole

Revisit: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
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Revisit: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

By the time Wes Anderson released The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004), Bill Murray…

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Rediscover: Il Sorpasso
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Rediscover: Il Sorpasso

While Michelangelo Antonioni with his glowering gaze and Federico Fellini and his grotesqueries may dominate…

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Rediscover: Riot in Cell Block 11
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Rediscover: Riot in Cell Block 11

Although numerous “gritty” prison films may have diminished the effect of Don Siegel’s Riot in…

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