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Monday Movie: Sergeant York, by David Bax

This article originally ran as part of our TCM Classic Film Festival: Special Home Editon coverage. Howard Hawks’ Sergeant York (1941) has a spoiler right there in the title since Alvin York (Gary Cooper) doesn’t even join the army until...

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I Do Movies Badly: Eight Men Out

Eight Men Out is a pretty faithful and earnest retelling of the 1919 “Black Sox” Scandal…to the film’s detriment. More concerned with compiling a mostly historically accurate checklist of what transpired, perhaps Sayles’ script would have been better served by another...

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I Do Movies Badly: Battleship Potemkin

It’s back to film school with the discussion of Battleship Potemkin, a film that is almost 100 years old, yet pioneered many cinematic techniques that we’re still seeing implemented regularly today (Montage! Invisible edits! Romanticizing a country’s troubling history!). It’s both an effective...