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The Anti-Rom-Com — Silver Linings Playbook

A romantic comedy seems like an odd choice for director David O. Russell, a man who loves his rage and dysfunction. But Silver Linings Playbook is not your standard rom-com. Though it traffics in screwball set pieces and loopily works its way to the inevitable happy ending, there’s not a single character here that’s not [...]

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John Hawkes as De Niro in ‘Jackie Brown’ Prequel

Okay, here goes. John Hawkes, one of the best character actors around these days, has agreed to star in Switch, a film based on Elmore Leonard’s 1978 crime thriller The Switch, which is the predecessor to 1992′s Rum Punch, which served as the source material for Jackie Brown, which is the 1997 flick that all [...]

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I Want to Live in ‘Corman’s World’

It’s hard to overestimate Roger Corman’s significance. As the director of low-budget fare like It Conquered the World and Creature from the Haunted Sea, Corman is often regarded as a schlockmeister. And though that may be true, Corman is also a groundbreaking filmmaker without whom the landscape of contemporary cinema would look very different. Thankfully, [...]

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Pictures of Frankenstein’s Monster—Because why the hell not!

Born of a dark and stormy night’s dare, Mary Shelley’s Romantic Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is one of the most influential books in the horror canon. And thanks to Frankenstein, James Whale’s seminal 1931 film, Frankenstein’s monster has become one of the most iconic characters in popular culture. The creature has been portrayed [...]

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