More than slapstick

We know you're on guard against hammy, dated slapstick. But this isn't that. Well, it is a little. But it's not only that. Or,…

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High Stakes

Halloween is no longer Fright Night so much as Amateur Night. (Impossibly high expectations quenched with too much cheap booze likewise ruined New Year’s…

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Sacred Cinema

Notwithstanding the dweebs who claim to have found religion watching Star Wars, spirituality and the cinema don’t go particularly well together. Faith is a…

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Mute Witnesses

The myth still persists in some circles that the silent film era was a bastion of primitivism, a tedious mime show of bathetic sentimentality…

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Second Time Around

Ordet A resurrection is usually the stuff of vampire movies and Christian fantasies, but Carl Dreyer's masterful Ordet (1955), which pivots on this logic-defying…

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