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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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Take Two: Ernest Hemingway’s The Killers (Robert Siodmak, 1946 & Don Siegel, 1964)

[Introducing Take Two, a new feature on this blog that will explore the contextual (historical, aesthetic and otherwise) similarities and differences between two versions of the same material, whether two films based on the same source or simply original and … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 1 – May 8

Blow Out (Brian De Palma, 1981) – 5/5 De Palma’s masterpiece succeeds brilliantly both as paranoid political thriller and personal rumination on the profound power – the sympathetic magic – that results from putting sounds and images together. Features one … Continue reading

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