Oeuvre: Demme: Melvin and Howard
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Oeuvre: Demme: Melvin and Howard

Originally attached to Mike Nichols, Melvin and Howard handed over the reins from one American…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Last Embrace
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Oeuvre: Demme: Last Embrace

Suspense tropes that Demme would tweak to much greater effect in Silence of the Lambs…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Handle with Care
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Oeuvre: Demme: Handle with Care

Jonathan Demme was perhaps the only person capable of turning an ill-conceived cash-in project on…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Fighting Mad
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Oeuvre: Demme: Fighting Mad

A film like Fighting Mad manages to demonstrate real affection and sadness for a fading…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Crazy Mama
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Oeuvre: Demme: Crazy Mama

If Demme’s career wasn’t exactly helped by this somewhat endearing mess, he had much greener…

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Oeuvre: Demme: Caged Heat
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Oeuvre: Demme: Caged Heat

Caged Heat is the earliest example of Demme elevating boilerplate material to a thoughtful, eccentric…

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Ricki and the Flash
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Ricki and the Flash

Fear not, fans of Meryl Streep; you can still shout from the rooftops that your…

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A Master Builder
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A Master Builder

A dark and dreary day turns to golden sunlight and smiles when the beautiful Hilde…

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Five Years Later: The Best Films of 2008!!
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Five Years Later: The Best Films of 2008!!

Remake/Remodel: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) vs. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
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Remake/Remodel: The Manchurian Candidate (1962) vs. The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

Americans love a good conspiracy. Whether as mental gymnastics to pin a specific culprit to…

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