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The Films of Anthony Mann (Part 3): Winchester ’73, The Naked Spur, The Man From Laramie

The first of five films to team director Anthony Mann and star James Stewart, Winchester ’73 (1950) begins with Lin McAdam (Stewart) and “High-Spade” Wilson (Millard Mitchell) tracking killer Dutch Henry Brown (Stephen McNally) into Dodge City, Kansas, arriving in … Continue reading

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“The Great Whatsit”: Kiss Me Deadly (Robert Aldrich, 1955)

Kiss Me Deadly doesn’t so much paint classic film noir into a generic cul-de-sac as blow it right out of the water, clearly intimating The End. (Only Touch of Evil [1958] remains to set a battered and charred headstone atop … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: April 2 – April 11

The Street Fighter (1974) Pure insanity from Sonny Chiba. Watch Sonny smack a punk so hard, we need an X-ray of his skull to monitor the damage! See Sonny tear a man’s larynx out with his bare hands! Witness Sonny … Continue reading

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