Monthly Archives: September 2016

Concise Review: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

The Magnificent Seven in many ways is the most charming Western to come out of the Hollywood Studio system. Its 125-minute running length is filled to the brim with amusing gestures, comradery, mythical awe and a simultaneous child like excitement … Continue reading

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Concise Review: Chinatown (1974)

At a recent 35mm screening of the film, Chinatown, the titular city’s sense of seediness, shattered hope and corruption became ever more evocative as an eternal place in the movies. What starts out as cursory mentions that serve as details … Continue reading

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Review: Knight of Cups (2016)

Terrence Malick’s recent film, Knight of Cups, is a wondrously reflective film that at once is about the soul’s attempt to ascend from its earthly bounds and at the same time, a meditation on the frustration of the creative process. … Continue reading

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Review: The Fly (1958)

The original 1958 version of The Fly proved to be a fascinating experience, even from the perspective of having seen David Cronenberg’s 1986 remake. Firstly, the film has a mystery that resides in nearly every frame. In some ways, it … Continue reading

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Review: Café Society (2016)

At the spectacularly prestigious and lavish parties that Café Society derives its name from; conversations drip with pomposity and weary wisdom, drinks flow with an unwavering freedom and the omnipresent narrator goes on amusing tangents about the star-studded guests. Despite … Continue reading

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Review: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers is an outstanding reimagining of the original 1956 movie. The Don Siegel picture felt like a dizzying portrait of McCarthyism and the subsequent Second Red Scare, which occurred from 1950-1956. Moreover, it did … Continue reading

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