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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

Reminiscence of a glorious career. Jerry Hopper’s Naked Alibi (1954) in Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017).
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John Wick: Chapter 2

Opening scene. Big city, bright lights, car crash sounds, silent film. Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. (1924) in Chad Stahelski’s John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017).
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Martin Scorsese: A devoted cinephile

The great Martin Scorsese turns 75 today. Not only a celebrated film director but a truly devoted cinephile with immense and longstanding contribution to...
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Lightning

Abbott and Costello in Japan! Charles Barton’s Mexican Hayride (1948) in Mikio Naruse’s Inazuma (aka Lightning, 1952).
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Re-Animator

Lots of things will stop making sense later. Jonathan Demme’s Stop Making Sense (1984) in Stuart Gordon’s Re-Animator (1985).
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The Salesman

Mayhem! The teacher fell asleep during the screening of Dariush Mehrjui’s The Cow (1969) and the party is starting.Later in the...
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Heal the Living

I bet they used hot dogs for his fingers. Anne Dorval is watching Spielberg’s classic with her two sons and they...
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Twins

Naive Schwarzenegger comes to L.A., admires Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and makes fun of Stallone’s muscles. Ron Howard’s Willow (1988) and Peter MacDonald’s Rambo III (1988) in Ivan...
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Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

True love trumps all (Predator) (Flying kicks, not gay, big watch) John McTiernan’s Predator (1987) in Akiva Schaffer/Jorma Taccone’s Popstar: Never Stop...
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The Sense of an Ending

Stalking. Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth (2015) and Anton Corbijn’s Life (2015) in Ritesh Batra’s The Sense of an Ending (2017).

Vincere

An astonishing shot. Film screening in a hospital during the interbellum...
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Casino

FBI is here. Franklin Schaffner’s The Boys from Brazil (1978) in...
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The Guard

The Shout, literally. Jerzy Skolimowski’s The Shout (1978) in John Michael...
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Firewall

Watching retro sci-fi when you are hostage. The unforgettable Forbidden Planet...
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