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Big Trouble in Little China vs. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

I’ve heard it said that 1986’s Big Trouble in Little China was ahead of its time. It introduced American audiences to Asian mysticism and style of filmmaking before they were ready to embrace them in a big-budget action film. With … Continue reading

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Movie Matchups: The Ninth Gate vs. In the Mouth of Madness

Someone named Daniel recently begged me to do an article on Roman Polanski’s 1999 film The Ninth Gate. I’m always happy to oblige my readers, so I promised him I would work it into my schedule. It just so happened … Continue reading

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10 Great Westerns That Aren’t Set in the Old West

A movie doesn’t have to star John Wayne or take place in the Old West for it to be a western. There are plenty of movies that fall into the western category that are set in modern times or the … Continue reading

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10 Amazing ’80s Directors Who Lost Their Mojo in the ’90s

It’s not always easy for directors to make the transition from one decade to the next. For every Steven Spielberg there are several Francis Ford Coppolas. Filmgoers’ expectations change, technology improves, and the industry moves in a new direction. If … Continue reading

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Forgotten Film Gems: Starman

Starman is a forgotten classic. If you’ve already seen it, I applaud you. If you haven’t, I suggest you check it out. This movie never got the attention it deserved, possibly because it came out just two years after another … Continue reading

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