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Escape from New York (John Carpenter, 1981)

“Although it didn’t see the light of day until Ronald Reagan’s triumphalist Morning in America had dawned over the land, Escape from New York was initially conceived in the disenchanted aftershock of the Watergate scandal, when confidence in the nation’s … Continue reading

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Bug (Jeannot Szwarc, 1975)

“Bug is a cautionary tale about a swarm of “firebugs” – impossibly ancient subterranean insects that digest carbon ash and can set things on fire – unleashed on a California desert town by an earthquake. With its loosely hinged bipartite … Continue reading

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