Tagged: monday movie

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Monday Movie: Yeelen, by Alexander Miller

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This review of Yeelen originally ran as a Criterion Prediction. Usually with African cinema, we get neorealist parables and socio-political allegories from luminaries like Ousmane Sembene, Djibril Diop Mambéty,...

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Monday Movie: Candyman, by David Bax

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This review of Candyman originally ran as a Home Video Hovel review. Nothing says “prestige horror” like a score by Philip Glass. His towering, choral, staccato music is unmistakable...

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Monday Movie: The Bravados, by Kyle Anderson

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This review of The Bravados originally ran in 2010. The image of a lone figure on horseback, riding with purpose through rough and rugged terrain is as indelible as...

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Monday Movie: Road House, by David Bax

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This article originally ran as part of our TCM Classic Film Festival 2019 coverage. Decidely more of an A-picture noir from the same year is Jean Negulesco’s Road House. Every...

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Monday Movie: For Love of Ivy, by David Bax

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This article originally ran as a Home Video Hovel review. The most arresting credit in the opening titles of Daniel Mann’s For Love of Ivy isn’t the listing of the cast,...

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Monday Movie: Young Adult, by Scott Nye

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This article originally ran as a theatrical review. The last time director Jason Reitman teamed with screenwriter Diablo Cody, the result was Juno, a film as loved as it is...

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Monday Movie: The Paperboy, by Tyler Smith

Every Monday, we’ll highlight a piece of writing from our vaults. This article originally ran as a theatrical review. Lee Daniels’ new film The Paperboy is a seedy, pulpy film in which a scantily clad Zac Efron attempts to woo oversexed Nicole...