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AN ACTOR’S REVENGE

Kon Ichikawa was initially apprehensive when the higher ups at Daiei Studios informed him that his 1957 film The Men of Tohoku would be in anamorphic widescreen. Ichikawa—that great auteur who helped bridge the gap […]

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THE HERO Of Your Dreams

In Satyajit Ray’s The Hero, paper money falls from the skies like sieved flour, blanketing the land in hillocks of fresh currency. Alone, a man walks through the mounds, grabbing armfuls of bills and blissfully throwing […]

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A Not Very WILD BILL

There’s significantly less Wild Bill Hickok in Walter Hill’s Wild Bill than one might think. While the eponymous Old West lawman is a constant presence throughout the film, Hill opts instead to examine Hickok more […]