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Make Movies Short Again

One of the great things about films from Hollywood’s pre-Code era (besides the excessive boozing, blatant depictions of sex and strong, independent women) is the runtime. A vast majority of films made between the early […]

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DRAGON INN and Out

Combining the gory fight choreography of Japanese chanbara, the proscenium staging of Peking Opera, the modernist editing of the French New Wave, and the stunt techniques of Hollywood, King Hu’s Dragon Inn was the rare […]

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Killer of Men: LAWMAN

It’s a familiar sight. The lone figure emerges from a vast western landscape. Riding high on his mount, he is stoic and directly perceived as determined and competent. In the case of Michael Winner’s Lawman […]