Phil Fava

Anniversaries are hit and miss in the Godzilla universe, but this overlooked entry (obscured by remakes and awkward chronological positioning) is one of the best.

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Near Dark’s director, Kathryn Bigelow, would go on to become the first female recipient of the Academy Award for Best Director in motion picture history for The Hurt Locker.

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What are the best kung fu fight scenes ever put to film? Watch these 10 specific movie kung-fu fights — landmarks in their respective eras and as enduring pieces of painstakingly realized, elaborate entertainment.

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Watch Bruce Lee kick all sorts of martial arts ass in this Top 10 list of the Best Fight Scenes from Bruce Lee Movies ever put to film. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Check. Chuck Norris? Check. An entire factory full of goons? You know it. Watch the Top 10 Bruce Lee Movie Fight Scenes.

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‘Double Dragon’ and ‘Guyver: Dark Hero’ are toe shitty movies that make bad cases for the relevence of low-budget filmmaking. Yet somehow, they are irresistible. SEEING DOUBLE looks at both films and lots of other kung fu madness.

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‘Punch Drunk Love’ is the best movie Adam Sandler will ever be in. Why does it have to be this way? Phil Fava explains in Overlooked Movie Monday.

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Mortensen is out of this world. Watching him pluck the petals off a yellow rose and devour its crunchy interior is something you won’t soon forget.

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John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ was derided by critics when it came out in 1982 but is now rightly considered somewhat of a horror classic. Here’s why.

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“Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.” Providing both a riveting portrait of Noam Chomsky as a figure in the American political and academic landscapes as well as a thorough exploration of its titular thesis, “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media” is as fluid and richly cinematic a [...]

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What other film offers as much in the way of visual detail and intrigue with such static, humdrum visuals actually presented?

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Darren Aronofsky might see a second wave of consideration and approbation wash over his grossly misunderstood romantic sci-fi epic from 2006, “The Fountain.”

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“How do you get a concussion when you don’t got any fucking brains?” Paul Aufiero doesn’t go through the motions of a surface-level functioning social life; he begrudges them. He’s 36 years old, unmarried, and uninterested in the prospect, lives at home with his mother with whom he’s in constant bickering conflict, and the entirety [...]

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That “Titan A.E.” is likely to go down as one of the most under-seen and under-appreciated films of all time is genuinely heartbreaking. At the time of its release in 2000, it was sidelined by a grossly mishandled marketing campaign that obscured its originality, concealed its greatness, and gave no real indication of its intended audience. [...]

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John Carpenter’s Vampires is an Overlooked Movie

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“I used to own this club. You know who used to work here? Louis Prima. Buddy Greco. Phil Harris. Class!” “Vamp” is a film that could only really exist in the 1980s (1986, to be exact), when directors (particularly of low budget horror) had a seemingly limitless array of outlandish ideas they could stitch together [...]

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