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  • Rarely screened, Robert Rossen's fascinatingly fractured Lilith (1964) centers on a theme -- women, sex, and psychopathology -- somewhat in vogue at the time. Two months before Lilith's release, Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie,...

  • 14 days ago | Film and TV

    "It's not about art. It's about sequel." That sage bit of advice is from Robert Townsend's Hollywood Shuffle (1987), a still-hilarious (for being still all too accurate) send-up of the pathetic roles that the movies offer to black performers; the ...

  • 14 days ago | Film and TV

    Rarely screened, Robert Rossen's fascinatingly fractured Lilith (1964) centers on a theme — women, sex, and psychopathology — somewhat in vogue at the time. Two months before Lilith's release, Alfred Hitchcock's Marnie, starring Tippi Hedren as a ...

  • New York has often been the setting for films about heroin addicts, with titles ranging from Shirley Clarke's cinéma-vérité-tweaking The Connection (1961) to Slava Tsukerman's new-wave cult classic Liquid Sky...

  • 2 months ago

    New York has often been the setting for films about heroin addicts, with titles ranging from Shirley Clarke's cinéma-vérité-tweaking The Connection (1961) to Slava Tsukerman's new-wave cult classic Liquid Sky (1982) mining the...

  • Antagonism, aggression, and the apocalypse prove to be potent stimulants in Thomas Cailley's winning first feature, Love at First Fight. (The original French title, Les Combattants -- "The Fighters" -- avoids the dopey pun that...

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