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10 Aug 2015 // 10:45 AM

‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’ Was Must-See TV in Mid-‘60s

U.N.C.L.E. kind of painted an idealistic world where an American and a Russian could be working together — this was at the height of the Cold War — in an effort to combat criminal activities around the world.

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Singapore’s ‘1965’ Sacrifices a Good Story and History at the Altar of Nationalism

Conflations, copouts, and confusions turn 1965 into a kitschy commemorative paean that will struggle to shrug off accusations of being propaganda.

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Not Safe for Children, ‘Cop Car’ is a Crafty and Cool-Handed High Plains Thriller

When two ten-year-old boys steal a seemingly abandoned police cruiser, they get roped into an absurdist crime drama they don’t comprehend any better than the audience does.

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Franco Shadows Franco in These Two Strange Films

The Sadistic Baron Von Klaus and The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein illustrate what bad things can happen when you have too much time on your hands.

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‘Wyrmwood’ Breathes Fresh Life Into the Undead

While not perfect, this independently produced passion project is a surprisingly refreshing and original zombie movie with a twist.

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Tom Cruise Teaches the Genre What Action Is All About With ‘Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation’

This is the best thriller of the year not named Mad Max: Fury Road.

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Geeks Are the New Overlords. Great. Now Can We Get Over Ourselves?

The counterculture I once found so communal has now become oppressive. Dorks are cool. Can we please stop trying to prove it?

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There’s No Resting in Peace in Roger Corman’s ‘Premature Burial’

So burdened is Ray Milland by the trappings of horror convention that you marvel he doesn’t smother on the spot, even though he is safely above ground.

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‘Five Came Back’ Is an Unusual and Seminal Suspenser

This film feels like a template for subsequent multi-character airplane-disaster and crash projects, all the way down to Lost.

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Mr. Robot: Episode 5 - “3xploit.wmv”

In this Steel Mountain heist episode, much of F Society's plan rests on exploiting the faults in the human mind.

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‘It Follows’ Has a Deep Dread on Its Mind

This movie is often creepy and unnerving, but it's not unbearably terrifying, if only because Mitchell's distinctive voice as a filmmaker is such a pleasure to behold.

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Soldiers vs. Werewolves in the Scottish Highlands

Through their relentless bloodlust and willingness to organize and plot with their own kind, these werewolves are, in many ways, like us.

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The Rich Are Different—Way Different—in ‘Society’

This movie has scenes that can never be unseen.

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The Grateful Dead’s Deep History Is Captured in ‘So Many Roads’

If the road doesn’t go on forever, if the Dead's reign really ends here, David Browne’s volume on The Grateful Dead may well prove to be the go-to encyclopedia for fans.

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Police Brutality Is in the Headlines, So Where Is Our Jim Gordon of ‘Gotham’?

If you didn’t watch the first season of FOX’s Gotham, you’ve missed out on some fascinating commentary on the real-world problems of police brutality and corruption.

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The Maltese Spin-Offs: ‘Satan Met a Lady’ and ‘The Maltese Bippy’

These are not the gospel according to Dashiell Hammett.

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‘The Strain: Season 2’ Has More Monsters, More Metaphors

The Strain connects its vampiric mayhem to political and melodramatic themes, all nestled in with the gory action for which the series is best known.

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The Family in ‘Strangerland’ Is Lost in the Australian Desert

Strangerland offers few clear-cut causes and effects. Rather, it considers broader themes, including the consequences of sexual repression and social secrecy.

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‘Self/Less’ Gives Life Lessons for Rich People

Even if we give the protagonist his newly found joie de vivre a pass, what with him essentially being brought back from the dead and all, it's still pointless.

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Name That Tune: ‘Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack’

Thirty years after the release of his most famous work, there are likely still many who don’t know the name Koji Kondo -- yet they know they've heard his music, somewhere.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

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"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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