Category: monday movie

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Monday Movie: The Adventures of Robin Hood, by David Bax

You can’t write the history of action movies without Michael Curtiz’s The Adventures of Robin Hood. To be honest, you can’t even really talk about Robin Hood at all without mentioning it. Despite appearances in folklore dating back to the...

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Monday Movie: St. Elmo’s Fire, by David Bax

Let’s get one thing out of the way: St. Elmo’s Fire is not a good movie. It’s turgid, bloated, self-important and endlessly obnoxious, mostly because its characters are all some combination of those traits themselves. That said, it’s also a...

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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...