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    ‘Midnight Run’ at 30: In Praise of the ‘Casablanca’ of Buddy Comedies

    ‘Midnight Run’ at 30: In Praise of the ‘Casablanca’ of Buddy Comedies

    How the combo of Robert De Niro going comedic and Charles Grodin getting neurotic turned an action-comedy into an endlessly rewatchable classic. “Jack, you’re a grown man. You have control…

    The Continuing Influence of Akira Kurosawa on World Cinema

    The Continuing Influence of Akira Kurosawa on World Cinema

    One day in the middle of September 1951, Akira Kurosawa went fishing. He needed to. The film he had just finished, The Idiot had been released by the studio Shôchiku…

    Stanley Kubrick interview with Playboy magazine, 1968

    Stanley Kubrick interview with Playboy magazine, 1968

    Playboy: Much of the controversy surrounding 2001 deals with the meaning of the metaphysical symbols that abound in the film—the polished black monoliths, the orbital conjunction of Earth, Moon and…

    “The Exorcist” — How our scariest movie got made

    “The Exorcist” —  How our scariest movie got made

    Released the day after Christmas, 1973, “The Exorcist” was an immediate sensation. In its first few weeks in theaters, stories abounded of viewers fainting, becoming nauseous or leaving the theater…

    Jim Jarmusch: “What are they afraid of?”

    Jim Jarmusch: “What are they afraid of?”

    Mr. Jarmusch, you’ve lived in New York for over 40 years. Do you consider yourself a New Yorker? I have lived there for so long, but I am not a…

    Blade Runner 2049: Why Make a Sequel to Blade Runner?

    Blade Runner 2049: Why Make a Sequel to Blade Runner?

    At no point preceding my viewing of Blade Runner 2049 did I understand the reason anybody would make a Blade Runner sequel. My perspective, after viewing, remains unchanged. Blade Runner does not have a good…

    10 Reasons Why “2001: A Space Odyssey” Is The Greatest Sci-fi Movie of All Time

    10 Reasons Why “2001: A Space Odyssey” Is The Greatest Sci-fi Movie of All Time

    Next year will be the 50th Anniversary of one of the greatest films ever to be put on the silver screen, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. Made in 1968,…

    ‘Blade Runner 2049’: Welcome to the Age of Peak Dystopia Fatigue

    ‘Blade Runner 2049’: Welcome to the Age of Peak Dystopia Fatigue

    We have seen things you people wouldn’t believe. A cult classic have its reputation re-evaluated and restored by a series of fan-fueled screenings long after it was unceremoniously “retired” from…