For a film that actively disengages from popular American culture, the Indian dance sequence is a perfect fit.
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Bob Dylan’s famously misshapen and maligned rock satire from 2002 is deserving of a re-evaluation.
Her role blurs the line between real life and fiction in Olivier Assayas’ love letter to the actress and filmmaking.
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Ted Kotcheff’s visceral, queer-coded descent into one man’s personal hell refuses to adhere to expectations.
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Directors Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson reflect on the cultural afterlife of their 2001 computer animation.
Andrew Fleming’s 1996 film offers a spellbinding blend of Wiccan rituals and high school politics.
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The famed filmmaker was also a gifted composer, often blending Indian and Western classical music.
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The director’s 1981 body horror feels increasingly relevant in our age of technological dependency.
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The cult classic forgoes subtlety and delivers its anti-consumerist message with on-the-nose camp.
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Her breakthrough role in Peter Jackson’s 1994 drama instantly set the stage for her movie stardom.
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