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The Invasion

January 29, 2008

To say that The Invasion (2007) had a troubled production history is a mild understatement. Director Oliver Hirschbiegel set out to make an artier and edgier take on Jack Finney’s classic science fiction novel, The Body Snatchers. However, the studio... 

Kinsey: Special Edition

November 13, 2005

From the late ‘30s to the mid ‘50s, Dr. Alfred Kinsey changed the way people thought and talked about sex. He dared to speak frankly and openly about sex at an extremely repressive time. Kinsey was a pioneer and an innovator, someone who was a free... 

Tanner ’88

May 1, 2005

Just in time for the November U.S. elections, the good folks at Criterion have released Robert Altman’s little-seen (yet influential) Tanner ’88 (1988), an eleven-episode mini-series that he created with Gary Trudeau (of Doonesbury fame). Done for... 

The Right Stuff

May 1, 2002

When The Right Stuff came out in 1983 it was a big hit with critics but failed to get off the launch pad with audiences. The film disappeared off of almost everyone’s radar for the next ten years, only appearing semi-regularly on cable movie channels.... 

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