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



Rediscover: The Housemaid

Rediscover: The Housemaid

David Harris August 5, 2014 0

Cinema burst open in 1960, a year that has since defined what is considered modern film. This creative surge, one that leaned towards the perverse, was not limited to just one continent. In the

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Revisit: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Revisit: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

Alex Peterson July 28, 2014 0

Jim Jarmusch is a director at once detached and strictly controlling. He makes philosophical, or at least heavily thoughtful, films about people who don’t even come close to fitting into society, and ostensibly he

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Rediscover: The Singing Ringing Tree

Rediscover: The Singing Ringing Tree

Pat Padua July 22, 2014 0

There’s a fine line between childlike fantasy and psychedelic visions. From Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to “The Teletubbies,” children’s entertainment has been full of worlds that defy imagination, evoking childlike wonder in the young

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Rediscover: Dry Summer

Rediscover: Dry Summer

David Harris June 23, 2014 0

A few years ago, we ran a feature about the biggest Bitches, Bastards and Badasses in cinema history, choosing one entry per year. For 1964, we selected Sterling Hayden’s insane general in Dr. Strangelove.

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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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