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The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)

“You claim that I am sent by the Devil. It’s not true. To make me suffer, the Devil has sent you… and you… and you… and you.” Some films are bathed in magic. I first heard about this movie about … Continue reading

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Hoop Dreams (1994)

“My mother, God bless her, she’s always said in America you can make something of your life.” There’s nothing like a fine documentary, and Hoop Dreams is one of the finest. The premise hooked me right away. I often wonder about all … Continue reading

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

“I ‘ought to drag you out there and feed you to those things.” I think the remarkable thing about Night of the Living Dead, the first great zombie movie, is that it digs so deep; it’s hardly a movie about zombies at … Continue reading

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Rebecca (1940)

“He had a theory that if you should find one perfect thing, or place or person, you should stick to it. Do you think that’s very silly?” Rebecca snatches from a lot of classic literature in true Gothic style. At times, … Continue reading

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Cinema Paradiso (1988)

“Life isn’t like in the movies. Life is much harder.” The last few months have been strong, with another magnificent film. Cinema Paradiso feels like the heartwarming classic they’d show on movie day in a middle school classroom. It’s very conventional; how … Continue reading

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The Evil Dead (1981)

“Kill her if you can, loverboy.” The Evil Dead may not have invented the cabin in the woods trope, and I wouldn’t even say that it perfected it, but God is this movie fun. Sam Raimi starts his career at the … Continue reading

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Videodrome (1983)

“Television is reality, and reality is less than television.”  In a compulsive effort to expand by Blu-Ray collection, I was intrigued by the Criterion release of Cronenberg’s Videodrome. I think body horror is exciting in a niche sort of way, and I’ve … Continue reading

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