Anniversary

Pain And Gain

Michael Bay’s ‘Pain & Gain’ is More Essential Than Ever

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As it turns five, we look back at the smarter, more self-aware Michael Bay film that history may ultimately view as an essential look at today’s America.

Kundun

Kundun: Scorsese’s Buried Masterpiece

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Twenty years ago, Martin Scorsese’s Kundun, a biopic of the Dalai Lama, was released and then swiftly buried. We dig it up.

Katharine Hepburn Bringing Up Baby

The Riddled Dialogue and Innuendo Comedy of ‘Bringing Up Baby’

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On its 80th anniversary, we took a look at the literary work at play behind the most famous lines of ‘Bringing Up Baby.’

Elevator To The Gallows

Noir Style Meets French Storytelling in ‘Elevator to the Gallows’

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Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Louis Malle’s masterpiece of suspense and style.

Casablanca Marseillaise Tears

Here’s Looking at Casablanca’s Refugee Story, 75 Years On

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How the Golden Age classic bears remarkable similarity to a forgotten film about child refugees.

Greatest Show

The Perfect Mix of Drama and Documentary in ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’

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American cinema’s showman brought the circus to the movies 66 years ago.

Atonement Dunkirk Scene James Mcavoy

The Potent Poignancy of the ‘Atonement’ Dunkirk Scene

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The five-minute-long, single-take Dunkirk scene in Joe Wright’s Atonement is a potent anti-war tableau and a masterclass in the logistics of filmmaking.

Cool Hand Luke

‘Cool Hand Luke’: A 50th Anniversary of Resilience and Defiance

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In a time of war and political turmoil, ‘Cool Hand Luke’ found lasting defiance in Hollywood’s most charming man.

Giant James Dean

‘Giant’ and the Social Problem Genre Deserve Your Analysis

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On the 61st anniversary of its premiere, we look at George Steven’s epic as large as the Benedict ranch and the complicated genre it inhabits.