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L.A. Brecht

L.A. Brecht

Among the exiles Brecht found in Hollywood was his old co-worker, Peter Lorre...

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Train!

Train!

The capacity for trains to amaze inspired one of the longest running urban legends of the cinematic medium...

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Modern Mexico’s Female Filmmakers

Modern Mexico’s Female Filmmakers

Propelled by drug wars and battles between cartels for new territory since the 1980s, how can art or culture reflect such a terrifying threat?

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A Movie to Remember

A Movie to Remember

The Titanic fascinates filmmakers because it has everything a dramatist could ever want: heroism, sacrifice, decency...

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Spherebox 360

Spherebox 360

Departing from the human body, first to the abstraction of the size of the earth...

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Excellent

Excellent

I named my first pets — two zebra finches — Wayne and Garth...

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A Sound All of Its Own

A Sound All of Its Own

Blow Out contains premonitions galore about where conspiratorial thinking, and the technology that encourages it, ultimately leads us...

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Joanna Hogg’s Souvenirs

Joanna Hogg’s Souvenirs

When does a life become a story, a narrative legible to those outside it?

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Friendship and Plan 9 from Outer Space

Friendship and Plan 9 from Outer Space

Lugosi not only acts in Wood’s movies and gives each scene his all—at one point he jumps into the water to wrestle a broken mechanical octopus—but also encourages Wood’s belief in their vocation...

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Lav Diaz, the Last Filipino

Lav Diaz, the Last Filipino

Diaz was born in 1958, eight years after the official independence of the Philippines from the US was declared, and seven before Marcos ascended to the presidency...

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The Misfits Drama by Medha Singh

The Misfits Drama by Medha Singh

The Misfits carries in itself the nature of an allegorical tale that throws itself deep into the thick of postmodern demands...

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