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Harold Lloyd: The Silent Era’s Underdog

Harold Lloyd was a master at playing the plucky underdog trying to win The Job and The Girl—both onscreen and off.

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Digging for ACAPULCO GOLD

April 20, 2015
ACAPULCO GOLD

Almost forty years after the fact, a film’s animator answers a few lingering questions.

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Ten Films that Succeed in Capturing the Drug Experience

April 19, 2015 | 3 Comments
WAKING LIFE

LSD, heroin, cocaine, mushrooms and…. telepathic cats.

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Understanding China in Three People

April 18, 2015
CHINA IN THREE WORDS

Three distinctly different figures in China’s contemporary cultural scene offer windows into changing worlds.

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After the Catastrophe: Remembering Krzysztof Komeda

April 17, 2015
KOMEDA A SOUNDTRACK FOR A LIFE

KOMEDA: A SOUNDTRACK FOR A LIFE sheds light on the neglected jazz talent who scored ROSEMARY’S BABY and much more.

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The ‘European Valentino’s’ Directorial Wonder

April 16, 2015
KEAN

To understand how he might have been given carte blanche as a first-time director, you’d need to grasp the cultural juggernaut Ivan Mosjoukine had become.

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Paul W.S. Anderson: Ready for Critical Resuscitation

April 15, 2015 | One Comment

Vulgar auteurism and the action spectacle, revisited.

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Love and Marriage: An Ultimate Journey

April 14, 2015
LATALANTE

Romance, evolving: Jean Vigo’s L’ATALANTE and Roberto Rossellini’s JOURNEY TO ITALY.

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In PixelVision: When Toy Cameras Grew Up

April 13, 2015 | 2 Comments
PXL2000

A look back at the greatest films made with a low-tech tool created for children.

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Ray Dennis Steckler: ‘Goof on the Loose’

April 12, 2015 | One Comment
MIXED UP ZOMBIES

When he passed away from heart failure in 2009, cinema lost a willfully marginal, prankish and distinctive personality.

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Trains: Demarcation, Dalliance, Destiny

April 11, 2015
WENDY AND LUCY

Symbols of modernity, nostalgia or doom, sometimes a crucible for love, fear or no-good, trains have proliferated in the motion pictures since that first locomotive pulled into La Ciotat station.

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FAR FROM VIETNAM’s Furious Full-throated Lament

April 10, 2015
FAR FROM VIETNAM

With its tender righteousness clearer than ever today, FAR FROM VIETNAM remains, finally, a fact of history itself.

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IN COUNTRY: The Vietnam War, Re-enacted

April 10, 2015
IN COUNTRY

Directors Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara: ‘It’s an investment in history. They’re trying to understand the soldiers that came before them.’