Category: monday movie

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Monday Movie: TXH 1138, by David Bax

If you’re my age, there’s a good chance you heard the Nine Inch Nails album The Downward Spiral before you ever got around to seeing George Lucas’ debut feature, THX 1138. And so, when you finally did watch it, you immediately recognized the...

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Monday Movie: Ran, by Jason Eaken

Akira Kurosawa + Shakespeare = See this movie. Made in 1985, Ran contains some of the most stunningly photographed battle footage set to film. It transposes the tale of King Lear to Japan, as three brothers fight with each other and their...

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Monday Movie: Sunrise, by Sarah Brinks

Admittedly, the silent era is not one I regularly seek out for my own personal viewing but I enjoy silent films and it’s always good to look back at the early days. F.W. Murnau’s Sunrise is an excellent example. Though...

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Monday Movie: Repulsion, by David Bax

In the more than 50 years since the release of Roman Polanski’s Repulsion, some things have changed a lot and some things seemingly not at all. Just in the past couple years alone, many of us men have finally begun to...

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Monday Movie: Hypocrites, by David Bax

In many ways more a sermon than a story, 1915’s Hypocrites is nevertheless a stunning example of the work of Lois Weber, one of early cinema’s most successful and respected directors, whose contributions and importance have been shamefully papered over. Hypocrites begins with...

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Monday Movie: The Man Who Died Twice, by David Bax

With its Afterschool Special depiction of jonesing heroin addicts and its generally choppy dialogue, Joseph Kane’s The Man Who Died Twice is square through and through, especially for a hip-seeming genre like noir. It does eventually reveal a bit of distinctive character...

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Monday Movie: Citizen Kane, by Tyler Smith

Citizen Kane has long been considered the best movie ever made, to the point that it is almost a foregone conclusion. But, when one actually takes the time to consider the film and all its complexities, one finds a film...

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Monday Movie: Duck Soup, by Josh Long

The Marx Brothers had a spark of impishness that none of their contemporaries could really touch. Their films always brought them into the world of high society, and watched them spin chaos just for fun. Duck Soup is probably the...