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Sergeant York Is a Film That Makes You Want to Be a Better Person

Sergeant York came out in 1941 (the same year as Citizen Kane) and it was a huge smash hit. It made the equivalent of more than $400 million in today’s dollars and it was nominated for Best Picture and Best … Continue reading

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Amadeus vs. The Fountainhead

This isn’t a typical Movie Matchup. In fact, it’s not really a matchup of movies at all because even though The Fountainhead was made into a movie starring Gary Cooper in 1949, I’m just going to be talking about the … Continue reading

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Braveheart Is a Perfectly Executed Example of Cinematic Chiasmus

Sons of Scotland! I am the Deja Reviewer. And I see a whole army of moviegoers who are here in defiance of casual movie viewing. You’ve come here to dig below the surface of a great film, and dig we … Continue reading

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9 Iconic Performances That Weren’t Even Nominated But Should Have Won Oscars

The Academy Awards seem so arbitrary to me. Sometimes they completely forget to acknowledge performances that turn out to be iconic genre changers in retrospect. Here are nine particularly egregious examples of actors who should have not only been nominated … Continue reading

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