Tagged: drama

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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...

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Home Video Hovel: Trapped, by David Bax

Richard Fleischer’s Trapped–out now on Blu-ray from Flicker Alley–begins in unorthodox fashion for a film noir. A mini-documentary explains to us the purpose of the United States Department of the Treasury, specifically its agents, known collectively as the Secret Service...

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Come and See: 1943, by David Bax

Elem Klimov’s 1985 masterpiece Come and See, a new restoration of which opens Friday at the Laemmle Monica Film Center in Santa Monica, seems to have anticipated a 2010s trend by adopting the very hip 1.37:1 aspect ratio. But being...