The Killing: Deceptively Simple Crime

Using the classic crime film noir pictures of the 1940’s as his guide, Stanley Kubrick set out to create his own brand of crime with his third motion picture. With its non-linear style, deeply troubled characters, and seedy locations and situations, The Killing proved that Kubrick was not going to...
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Some Like It Hot: Mother of All Comedies

Remember that line from that Romantic Comedy starring Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz released a few years ago? Oh, Which one you might ask. That isn't surprising at all. But I would be surprised if you remembered any at all. Not a lot of comedies stand the test of time.
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The Conversation: Coppola and the Role of Technology

Forty years after it came out, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation remains a relevant classic. This taut thriller follows Harry Caul (played by the excellent Gene Hackman), a private surveillance expert who is hired to listen in on a young couple’s conversation. The job begins to trouble Harry, however, when...
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