Rediscover: The River
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Rediscover: The River

Water, pain, sex, medicine, food, sleep, exhaustion, irritation, work, death. Nothing is out of place.

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Rediscover: Sundays and Cybèle
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Rediscover: Sundays and Cybèle

In Serge Bourguignon’s 1962 film, Sundays and Cybèle, a 30-year-old shell-shocked soldier enters into a…

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Rediscover: Eureka
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Rediscover: Eureka

Bus driver Sawai (Kôji Yakusho, the staid businessman of Shall We Dance) and two children…

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Rediscover: Vengeance is Mine
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Rediscover: Vengeance is Mine

In the opening moments of Shohei Imamura’s Vengeance is Mine (1979), we witness two brutal,…

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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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