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And Unto Dust We Shall Return: On Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

  By Theo Zenou This review contains spoilers.   The Irishman, Martin Scorsese’s hyped return to the gangster genre, is…

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Leigh Brackett: A Terrific Writer Ahead of Her Time just as She Was Ahead of Her Colleagues

  By Sven Mikulec The name Leigh Brackett, already surely familiar to every true fan of the literary genre of…

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‘Blow-Up’: The Importance and Influence of Michelangelo Antonioni’s Stylish, Thought-Provoking Mystery

  By Sven Mikulec In 1966, the Italian maestro Michelangelo Antonioni, already famous as one of the most prominent European…

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‘Walk the Line’: How James Mangold Uncovered the Emotional History of Johnny Cash

  By Koraljka Suton He had to find the range of his own creativity, and learn how to control this…

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Subject to the Requirements of the Service: Peter Weir’s ‘Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World’

  By Tim Pelan Asked by Debbie Lynn Elias of Behind The Lens Online on what compels the director Peter…

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Scorsese On the Ropes: The ‘Kamikaze’ Film-Making of ‘Raging Bull’

  By Tim Pelan Scorsese’s Raging Bull is not your dad's boxing movie. It's certainly not a story of conventional…

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How Francis Ford Coppola Breathed New Life into ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’

  By Koraljka Suton It could be deemed rather poetic that the origins of two of the most iconic and…

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‘They Live’: John Carpenter’s Brilliantly Simple and Hugely Enjoyable Assault on Reagan’s America

  By Sven Mikulec During the 1980s, John Carpenter stumbled upon a comic book based on Ray Nelson’s 1963 short…

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‘Paths of Glory’: Stanley Kubrick’s First Step Towards Cinema Immortality

  By Sven Mikulec There's a picture that will always be good, years from now, the great Kirk Douglas told…

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