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Reviews in Brief: Grey Gardens (1975)

A heartbreaking glimpse into loss and the price of survival. Read More »

Reviews in Brief: Fiend Without a Face (1958)

Nuclear power -- and one mad scientist's brain-power -- unleash the ickiest monsters of the '50s. Read More »

Movie Review: Mon oncle (1958)

Jacques Tati's silent-film-with-sound scolds the new, blows a kiss to the bygone. Read More »

DVD Review: The Great Raid

An exciting recreation of an "inspired-by-actual-events" 1945 mission to rescue P.O.W. survivors of the Bataan Death March. Read More »

DVD Review: Sweet Smell of Success

"I love this dirty town": a lot can happen in a New York minute. Read More »

In Memoriam Richard Fleischer, 1916-2006: Crossing the Narrow Margin

A look at Richard Fleischer's body of work. Read More »

DVD Review: Walk the Line‘s “One Dark Blot”

Occasionally, Art and Life cooperate, as long as you Walk the Line. Read More »

Searching for Bond

Shouldn't Bill Murray have been the next James Bond? Read More »

Split Infinity: Jon Wagner’s Deep Space and Sacred Time: Star Trek in the American Mythos

Every other culture has myths set in an imaginary past; modern Western society positions its myths in the future. Read More »

DVD Review: The Last Laugh

F.W. Murnau's The Last Laugh (1924) is one of those silent films you should watch if you (a) love movies but (b) are wary of silent ones. Read More »