Holy Hell! Julien Donkey-Boy Turns 20
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Holy Hell! Julien Donkey-Boy Turns 20

Julien Donkey-Boy is a refreshing burst of outsider art from a genuine outlier, a film…

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Revisit: In the Heat of the Night
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Revisit: In the Heat of the Night

In the Heat of the Night disrupts the Hollywood portrayal of African-American men and women…

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The Best Movie Monster Ever: The Xenomorph Queen from Aliens
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The Best Movie Monster Ever: The Xenomorph Queen from Aliens

The Xenomorph Queen is not only a great film antagonist and creepy, slimy space oddity,…

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Oeuvre: Varda: Uncle Yanco and Black Panthers
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Oeuvre: Varda: Uncle Yanco and Black Panthers

When watched back-to-back, Uncle Yanco and Black Panthers hint at the true depth of Agnès…

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Holy Hell! The Matrix Turns 20
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Holy Hell! The Matrix Turns 20

It is impossible to build a retrospective of 1999 without discussing the importance of The…

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Revisit: Death on the Nile
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Revisit: Death on the Nile

With this type of picture coming back in style, perhaps the new gumshoes who’ll be…

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Oeuvre: Varda: Far from Vietnam
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Oeuvre: Varda: Far from Vietnam

As with Varda’s career, a nascent kernel of political awareness was developing into an activist…

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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome
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From the Vaults of Streaming Hell: Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome

Barely longer than an episode of a modern drama, but the time commitment is longer;…

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Revisit: Legally Blonde
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Revisit: Legally Blonde

Elle Woods’s world may be an idealistic one, but that’s no reason we can’t live…

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Oeuvre: Varda: The Creatures
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Oeuvre: Varda: The Creatures

An airy, intellectual take on science fiction, particularly given its ruminations on how even well-intentioned…

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