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



Rediscover: Choose Me

Rediscover: Choose Me

Pat Padua October 21, 2013 0

A guy walks into a bar. It’s a set-up for a joke or, at best, a sitcom. As the set-up for a feature film by a director who cut his teeth on episodes of

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Revisit: Safety Last!

Revisit: Safety Last!

David Harris October 14, 2013 0

Almost every revisionist review of Harold Lloyd and his work compares the filmmaker to Buster Keaton and Charles Chaplin, and then pushes into a litany about why he isn’t held in the same stature

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Revisit: Razorback

Revisit: Razorback

Stacia Kissick Jones October 7, 2013 1

The products of 1980s popular culture were frequently criticized for favoring style over substance, with copious fog machines, chimes in the minor key and dramatic pauses mimicking genuine depth in both song and film.

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Revisit: Life is Sweet

Revisit: Life is Sweet

David Harris September 23, 2013 0

There is a common misconception that Mike Leigh’s films are improvised. It is true that the filmmaker has an unorthodox method for creating his movies, but what we see on the screen is definitely

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Revisit: Slacker

Revisit: Slacker

Nick Hanover September 16, 2013 0

“This town has always had its fair share of crazies; I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.” There’s a level of comfort that comes from being taken in by the relationship certain directors have

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Revisit: Cheyenne Autumn

Revisit: Cheyenne Autumn

Drew Hunt September 9, 2013 0

One of the few inarguable statements in all of cinema is, “John Ford made Westerns.” It’s inarguable in the sense that it’s patently true—like saying Preminger made noirs or Sirk made melodramas—but also in

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Revisit: Medium Cool

Revisit: Medium Cool

David Harris September 2, 2013 0

“Did you ever dream about a place you never really recall being to before? A place that only exists in your imagination?” one of the characters asks in Steven Soderbergh’s The Limey. “Some place

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Revisit: 24 Hour Party People

Revisit: 24 Hour Party People

Jake Cole August 26, 2013 0

No single label provides a better focus for charting the rapid evolution of British pop in the wake of punk like Factory Records. That owes nothing to the greatness of its roster—Mute, Rough Trade,

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Rediscover: Gate of Hell

Rediscover: Gate of Hell

David Harris August 19, 2013 0

Time is the great divider of the wheat from the chaff when it comes to samurai films. During the country’s golden age of cinema (‘50s) and into the next decade, the major Japanese studios

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Rediscover: Love Streams

Rediscover: Love Streams

Jesse Cataldo August 13, 2013 0

Despite his reputation as a staunch humanist, an actor’s director and an inveterate improviser generally uncomfortable with underlying symbolic significance, John Cassavetes was never above reducing his characters to representative types. This never led

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