Category: monday movie

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Monday Movie: Purple Noon, by David Bax

This article originally ran as part of a Home Video Hovel review. Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 novel The Talented Mr. Ripley has proven to be potent fuel for artistic reinterpretation. It’s been adapted for film (twice), radio, television and the stage....

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Monday Movie: Catch-22, by David Bax

With the release of Václav Marhoul’s punishing adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski’s The Painted Bird on the horizon, I’ve been thinking of the all too common problem of celebrated novels becoming cinematic misfires. I haven’t read Kosinski’s book so I can’t...

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Monday Movie: Cool Hand Luke, by David Bax

What sets Stuart Rosenberg’s Cool Hand Luke apart from the many, many other films that position their protagonists as Christ figures is just how thoroughly unsubtle it is about it. Rather than making it groan-worthy, the plain-dealing straightforwardness of Luke’s...

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Monday Movie: The Seventh Seal, by Josh Long

This article originally ran as a part of our Top 100 Movies. In the Seventh Seal, filmic genius Ingmar Bergman delves deep into the philosophical. An ominous but playful Death plays chess with a knight recently returned from the crusades....

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Monday Movie: Heavy, by David Bax

James Mangold is a terrifically talented filmmaker who, since his sophomore feature, 1997’s Cop Land, has been a trusted shepherd of marquee star vehicles, from biopics (Walk the Line) to superhero movies (The Wolverine and Logan) to flashy prestige studio...