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



Rediscover: Trances

Rediscover: Trances

David Harris June 16, 2014 0

Martin Scorsese has been trying to make me a fan of Nass El Ghiwane since the ‘90s. In high school, I was a fan of Peter Gabriel, whose soundtrack for Scorsese’s The Last Temptation

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Rediscover: Redes

Rediscover: Redes

David Harris June 9, 2014 0

Redes (1936) is an important Mexican gem that straddles both feature film and documentary, a socially charged bomb that lasts little more than hour, yet accomplishes most everything that would make neo-realists like Vittorio

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Rediscover: Touki Bouki

Rediscover: Touki Bouki

David Harris June 2, 2014 0

The ghosts of colonialism still cast a long shadow over Africa, and many films that emerge from the continent deal with the lingering effects and damage that European rule has caused its many nations.

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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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