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Down By Law: Criterion Collection

July 17, 2012

After he helped revitalize the American independent film scene with Stranger Than Paradise (1984), New York filmmaker, Jim Jarmusch followed it up with Down By Law (1986). While it didn’t make as big an impact as his previous film, Down By Law adheres... 

Brooklyn’s Finest

July 7, 2010

Brooklyn’s Finest (2009) was seen as a comeback of sorts for Wesley Snipes who had been wandering the wilderness of direct-to-video fare and had not enjoyed a serious theatrical release since Blade: Trinity (2004). Unfortunately, this film wasn’t... 

Trust the Man

February 7, 2007

Trust the Man (2006) is a romantic comedy set in New York City so we’re on familiar ground. We knew what to expect because we’ve seen so many of these kinds of movies: white, affluent New Yorkers with relationship problems. Which means that this film... 

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

November 23, 2003

After more than twenty years of failed attempts and missed opportunities, Terry Gilliam has done what many thought impossible — he fully and faithfully realized Hunter S. Thompson’s classic novel, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, into a wonderfully... 

Mad Dog Time

August 6, 2003

Mad Dog Time (1996) exists in a world where Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack never went out of fashion. It’s a parallel universe stuck in the 1940s and populated by gangsters and femme fatales. To say that this film works on its own kooky internal... 

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