Tagged: monday movie

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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...

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Monday Movie: The Third Man, by Tyler Smith

Perhaps one of the most cynical movies ever made, The Third Man features an inept protagonist whose breezy attitude allows him to be easily-manipulated by everybody around him, from the local cops to mysterious women to hardened crooks. His love...

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Monday Movie: Arsenic and Old Lace, by David Bax

When you think of Frank Capra, you probably think of many things, mostly big and emotional ones, but you don’t think of subtlety. That certainly holds true for his 1944 adaptation of the popular stage play Arsenic and Old Lace (actually filmed...