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Strangers on a Train (1951, Alfred Hitchcock)

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Alfred Hitchcock would later call it “running for cover.” The last half of the 1940s was probably the lowest period of his American career outside of the years leading up to his retirement some time later. 3,353 more words

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Anatomy of a Murder (1959, Otto Preminger)

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There’s something inordinately haunting about Otto Preminger’s courtroom epic Anatomy of a Murder, the unusually stark and realistic Hollywood film that helped signal the beginning of the end of the Production Code. 2,044 more words

AFI 400 Nominees

The Revenant- Movie Review

The Revenant is not simply a grandiose story of human will and survival, but a cinematic achievement that captures a stark and beautiful depiction of human nature. 226 more words

Drama

Faust (1926, F.W. Murnau)

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This seems at least partly generational, but in my experience the masterpiece Faust is seldom mentioned in a breath with untouchable silent classics such as… 1,262 more words

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Strike (1925, Sergei Eisenstein)

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Sergei Eisenstein’s Soviet propaganda features are perhaps best known today as film school staples; his name is invoked as often in a reflection of pure film theory as among those who’ve actually seen his work, so it’s natural to assume that these movies are tied to their moment. 982 more words

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The Big Short- Movie Review

The Big Short is not only the funniest movie of the year, but its also the most thought provoking, and in turn the most terrifying. Set within the world of a pending financial meltdown, the film’s story of the men combating the big banks isn’t just a great story, but a time capsule of an era, and a staggering array of satire. 287 more words

Drama

The Wages of Fear (1953, Henri-Georges Clouzot)

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If Henri-Georges Clouzot’s stark Diabolique was wicked, The Wages of Fear is grueling sadism. It’s difficult for even a seasoned viewer of thrillers to name another film whose audience is so gleefully tortured, taunted and mocked. 482 more words

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