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



Revisit: Jules and Jim

Revisit: Jules and Jim

Nathan Kamal February 10, 2014 0

Jules and Jim, Francois Truffaut’s 1962 film, stands as one of the most acclaimed of the French New Wave of cinema, which is a little odd when you think about it. Though it is

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Revisit: Spaceballs

Revisit: Spaceballs

Alex Peterson February 3, 2014 0

It’s no big reveal that the Star Wars movies aren’t all that pop culture has them cracked up to be. Of course they’re fun to watch, but only the most devout, clueless and closed-off

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Rediscover: Charulata

Rediscover: Charulata

David Harris January 27, 2014 0

In a 1982 interview with Sight & Sound, Indian director Satyajit Ray said that Western audiences have no access to many cultural details in his 1964 film Charulata, giving the film a “density” that

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Rediscover: The Big City

Rediscover: The Big City

David Harris January 20, 2014 0

Most cinema fans know Satyajit Ray for his wonderful Apu Trilogy and The Music Room, but since the Indian filmmaker made movies across five decades, it is criminal that only his early works are

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Rediscover: The Life of Oharu

Rediscover: The Life of Oharu

David Harris January 13, 2014 0

The Life of Oharu may be one of the bleakest films ever made, but it served as a turning point in the career of Kenji Mizoguchi, best known for his Ugetsu and Sansho the

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Revisit: Mr. Brooks

Revisit: Mr. Brooks

Nathan Kamal December 9, 2013 0

In a perverse way, the serial killer has been enshrined in American popular culture. Names like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are as famous in their own way as Elvis Presley or Joe

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Revisit: The Big Chill

Revisit: The Big Chill

Dan Seeger November 26, 2013 0

I’ve been older than the characters in The Big Chill for a few years now, but it remains discombobulating to me, even as the fact of it becomes more real with each passing year.

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Rediscover: The Films of Pierre Etaix

Rediscover: The Films of Pierre Etaix

David Harris November 19, 2013 0

One of the greatest joys of a cineaste is the discovery of a new director, especially once you’ve worked your way through the canon and it seems there are very few unearthed pleasures left

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Rediscover: Marketa Lazarová

Rediscover: Marketa Lazarová

Pat Padua November 11, 2013 0

The directors of the Czech New Wave made films in response to a crushing oppression. But the results were intended to be playful, absurd antidotes to absurd political systems. Films like Věra Chytilová’s Daisies

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Revisit: Stranger Than Paradise

Revisit: Stranger Than Paradise

Katherine Springer November 4, 2013 0

A young Hungarian girl named Eva is dropped into the middle of nowhere, New York. She silently watches planes flying in and flying out from a deserted look-out point. This scene – one shot,

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