Misconduct
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Misconduct

Though the film is lurid, it’s neither transgressive nor reflective of any larger attitude or…

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Manglehorn
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Manglehorn

Al Pacino and Holly Hunter let us appreciate the silver-linings of this memorable misfire.

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Holy Hell! Heat Turns 20
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Holy Hell! Heat Turns 20

For two decades, Heat has stood as the high-water mark of action epics, aped by…

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The Humbling
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The Humbling

Louis CK tells a funny story in his stand-up special, “Oh My God,” that revolves…

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Oeuvre: De Palma: Carlito’s Way
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Oeuvre: De Palma: Carlito’s Way

Released a decade after Scarface, Carlito’s Way is frequently described as Brian De Palma’s “apology”…

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Oeuvre: De Palma: Scarface
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Oeuvre: De Palma: Scarface

It’s impossible to overstate the impact of Brian De Palma’s bright, blood-drenched Scarface on the…

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Re-Make/Re-Model: Insomnia (1997) vs. Insomnia (2002)
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Re-Make/Re-Model: Insomnia (1997) vs. Insomnia (2002)

Erik Skjoldbjærg’s 1997 thriller Insomnia did for film noir what Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining did…

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Criminally Underrated: Carlito’s Way
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Criminally Underrated: Carlito’s Way

In this feature our writers defend films they feel have not received their due. There’s…

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Criminally Overrated: Scarface
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Criminally Overrated: Scarface

Even the name is legendary: Scarface. It’s an enigmatic and yet straightforward name: overwhelmingly symbolic…

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List Inconsequential: Shakespeare- The Best of the Bard
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List Inconsequential: Shakespeare- The Best of the Bard

West Side Story (1961) While Shakespeare has been condensed, re-imagined and performed without words by…

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