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‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ turns 20: Horror and the Tarantinoverse

There is a strong possibility that Quentin Tarantino has forgotten more about movies than most filmbuffs will ever know. In addition to sporting an encyclopedic knowledge of all things cinema, he is one of the most talented and respected filmmakers of his generation.

Our Brand is Crisis

‘Our Brand is Crisis’ is toothless satire

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington featured a young, authentic Jimmy Stewart who does battle with the corrupt political machine. Many decades later, that hardened view of politicians (and the machine that gets them elected) has not changed.

A Dark Stain: The Infamous ‘Batman & Robin’

When you collect your wits at last and begin to look at the mess with something approaching rationalization, you will be hard pressed to find a satisfying single explanation for just what the hell was intended, aside from epic failure, with Batman & Robin.

Steven Soderbergh Month: Soderbergh, Clooney, and the nature of celebrity

Both Soderbergh and Clooney have tackled many different questions over their careers, but together, they consistently aim to understand celebrity in all of its glory and danger. The pair seem to inherently understand the allure of movie stars, and their most successful collaborations are celebrations of those we elevate above the status of “actor” and to the level of pop culture Gods.

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