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It’s really hard to say something new about a divisive film like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, especially when you’re writing about it ten years after its release. The fact is, that there are very few films of its ilk.  Boasting some of the best visuals of the past decade and a visual [...]

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Directed by Neil Jordan and released in 1986, Mona Lisa tells the story of a small time hood who has just been released from prison. It’s a tribute to the late Bob Hoskins, and the only film that earned him an Academy Award nomination.

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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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As someone who felt sentenced to high school, the series reminds me of why I hated it and how my decision making wasn’t that great back then. I won’t say that you’ll see yourself in Freaks and Geeks because everyone’s high school experience is different. Instead, I’ll say the world in the series is consistently dynamic and believable as 1980 Detroit.

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A movie this complicated, this layered, and this far-out absolutely deserves a full-on DVD/Blu-ray package chock full of informative extras that illuminate the themes from the film.

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When it came out ‘Raging Bull’ barely made its money back and almost ended Martin Scorsese’s career. By the end of the 1980s it had won almost universal critical praise.

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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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The Chicken and the Egg #33: Our movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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The Chicken and the Egg #32: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back. Each week his characters recreate a famous scene from a familiar film, but this week the chicken and the egg parody some iconic movie posters. It’s the second movie poster tribute of the series.

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¡Alambrista! was broadcast by PBS in 1977, and in 1978, ¡Alambrista! won the inaugural Camera d’Or Award (for Best First Feature Film) at the Cannes Film Festival, but it never received a theatrical release in the U.S.

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The Chicken and the Egg #30: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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The Chicken and the Egg #29: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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Maybe it’s a little early to call ‘Goon’ overlooked, but considering the movie came out in January and has been available on-demand for even longer grants it early access to this column.

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The Chicken and the Egg #28: Our bi-weekly movie-reference-happy comic strip here on Scene-Stealers is back!

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