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The Man with the Golden Arm

Frank Sinatra’s film career is now remembered as secondary to his music career. But during the 1950s he was rated one of the best and …


Buster’s Last Shot: Steamboat Bill Jr.

Prior to the release of Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928), the hype around Hollywood was that it was Buster Keaton’s costliest feature, had been several months …

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Cheap Thrills

While watching Cheap Thrills (2014), I started thinking about the evolution of the American dream. We used to dream about working hard and making money. Then we …

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How Much Do You Really Know Bill Murray?

Bill Murray is near and dear to our hearts. And in honor of the Murray-starring Hamlet becoming available to stream on Fandor, we thought it …

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“The Bank Job” and Printing the Legend

“Based on a true story.” How many times have you read that sentence during the opening credits of a movie? This past year has been …


Beauty After the Fact: Exploring the Contrasts of “Finding Vivian Maier” and “The Woodmans”

To analyze the portrait of any artist, one must embrace the grey areas — the imperfections, the weird, the obscure. In terms of photography, however, …


Illness and Bodily Exploration in Penny Lane’s “The Pain of Others”

In Penny Lane’s The Pain of Others, the human body is a contested territory upon which human and technological sight grind together to reorganize and …

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Weekend Playlist: End of the World

From comedies set in rural villages where hilarious chaos ensues to post-apocalyptic societies of self-replicating cyborgs, this weekend playlist is for the science-fiction fan in …


Mark Ruffalo is a Stealth Sex Symbol

Thanos may have swept in to steal the Hulk’s role as the “daddy” of the Avengers franchise, but those of us with discerning taste still …


The Aching Humanity of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s “Shoplifters”

Hirokazu Kore-Eda is one of the only contemporary Japanese directors whose narrative features are certain to get a theatrical release in the U.S. His latest …

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