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ZELIG, The Comic Conformist

Referred to by an assenting Susan Sontag as “the phenomenon of the twenties,” Leonard Zelig captured the Jazz Age imagination of an adoring global populace. As recounted in Woody Allen’s Zelig, however, such capricious popularity […]

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Criterion is in a PANIQUE!

Don’t be fooled by the fact that Patrice Leconte’s Monsieur Hire (1989) ends tragically. Despite an ending that guarantees the triumph of justice and the punishment of evil, Julien Duvivier’s Panique—the earlier French adaptation of […]

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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 […]