1966

Perhaps more than any other art-house European film of the 1960s, Ingmar Bergman’s striking 1966 masterpiece Persona embodies the period.

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To watch Seconds is to enter a special kind of Hell that leaves no one unscathed. It indicts the money-grubbing culture of businessmen and the burgeoning hippie aesthetic as equally hollow with a simple, sinister premise.

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The Kansas City Art Institute and Alamo Drafthouse have joined forces to bring you Film School, a weekly student curated film series. This week – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) – Saturday, July 13th at 2:40 p.m.

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Pierre Etaix mastered an almost wordless, deadpan comic delivery in the Buster Keaton vein and a deliberate pace that assured that his carefully planned gags came to fruition with a minimal amount of cutting. Criterion’s box set is a must-have for serious film fans.

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The new Blu-ray Criterion transfer of Seijun Suzuki’s ‘Tokyo Drifter’ is a gorgeous pop-art fever dream.

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OK, I tried to hold out as long as I could, but it was unavoidable that a Beatles song would creep into The Great Songs. They are, after all, the band that changed everything. At least I didn’t pick something you’ve heard a million times before. For some reason, “She Said She Said” isn’t one [...]

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First off: If you are looking at the group name and the song title and you think this is one of The Beach Boys‘ earlier surf songs, DO NOT STOP READING THIS. It’s not. It is, simply, one of the most beautiful and original pop songs ever recorded. By 1966, the idea of Beach Boys [...]

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