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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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What About Bob? What About Chiasmus?

When I get an idea for a Cinematic Chiasmus, I get excited about it because it’s a chance to look at a film in a way that no one has ever done before. A few months ago, the good folks … Continue reading

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The Dynamic Do-Over

The LEGO Batman Movie looks to be a dynamic do-over for the Dynamic Duo. And thank goodness for that. I loved Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, and I certainly don’t mind a dark interpretation of the World’s Greatest Detective. But … Continue reading

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11 Things I’ve Come to Like About Superman III

Superman III is one of those movies that is really hard to pin down. It’s not good, but it’s not terrible, either. I can’t fault it for daring to try something new and be really creative. I liked the movie … Continue reading

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10 Best Film Trends from the Obama Years

Barack Obama’s second and final term as President of the United States is coming to an end this week, so right now is an appropriate time to talk about the best trends we saw in the realm of films during … Continue reading

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Carrie Fisher vs. Margot Kidder

Carrie Fisher and Margot Kidder have a lot in common. They both played iconic characters in extremely popular movie series in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. They were also diagnosed with bipolar disorder and turned to drugs and alcohol in … Continue reading

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Movies That Improve on Multiple Viewings: The Deer Hunter

Many years ago I read a review of The Deer Hunter in which the author said that the film is great up until the point where the three main characters get separated on the river in Vietnam. From then on, … Continue reading

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