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



Revisit: The Devil’s Backbone

Revisit: The Devil’s Backbone

David Harris March 17, 2014 0

As the dust begins to settle on the 20th century, Spain’s Civil War will likely be considered the most “romantic” conflict of the epoch. It has become a bloody tale of evil fascists and

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Revisit: Darkman

Revisit: Darkman

Jake Cole March 10, 2014 0

Long before Liam Neeson action vehicles became a seemingly mandatory item in each year’s first-quarter releases, there was Darkman. Sam Raimi, coming off what still stands as his greatest film, Evil Dead II, secured

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Revisit: The Hidden Fortress

Revisit: The Hidden Fortress

Ryan Crawford March 3, 2014 0

The Hidden Fortress is minor Kurosawa. Don’t misunderstand, calling it one of Kurosawa’s minor works is a only a small slight. It’s not that the film is without charm or excitement. Visually it lacks

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Revisit: Robocop

Revisit: Robocop

Jesse Cataldo February 24, 2014 0

Spilling over with satire, innuendo and brash topical gags, the original Robocop is an explicit product of its time, a caustic response to a world defined by Milton Friedman and Reaganomics, Sun City and

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Revisit: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Revisit: Fantastic Mr. Fox

David Harris February 17, 2014 0

I saw a still from The Grand Budapest Hotel a few months ago, unaware that Wes Anderson would soon be releasing another film. However, just by looking at one photo I could tell that

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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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