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Malick’s The Thin Red line: An Addendum

Two major WWII films were released in 1998, both to critical acclaim. Now, I like Saving Private Ryan, I also like The Thin Red Line. But which is better? There’s only one way to find out – FIGHT! To be serious though, each has both merits and faults. I am firmly in the camp that Ryan is two brilliant, visceral, “war […]

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Reappreciation Society: Let Me In

Any work of art should stand or fall on it’s own merits or faults, not be forever held in the shadow of its forerunner. When Charlton Heston’s Ben Hur was released in 1955, did audiences say “Yeah, but I preferred the version where they didn’t talk so much…” That said, Director and co-writer Matt Reeves […]

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