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You May Not Get It, But David Lynch Knows What He’s Doing in ‘Eraserhead’

It takes 89 minutes to watch David Lynch's Eraserhead, but it could take 89 years to figure out what the hell it was that you just saw.

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There’s No Horsing Around in ‘A Brony Tale’

A Brony Tale isn’t as fun as it should be, but it does manage to say a lot of interesting things about stereotypes and fandom.

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‘The Stream’ Is a Deluge of References

Aching for the past dam(n)s The Stream.

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Fair Enough at the Very Least: ‘The Legend of Billie Jean: Fair Is Fair Edition’

One might believe in the "Legend" of Billie Jean Davy if the distributor cared a little more about extras.

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‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ Is a Charming Collection of Anachronisms

The classic farcical Sondheim musical springs to Blu-ray with all the hilarity of the classic movie, but only half the songs of the classic stage play.

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‘Fear in the Night’ Speaks the Indecipherable Language of Noir

Noir, as a definitive term, is elusive and always out of reach, as are dreams. So what are we to do with Fear in the Night, a noir that traffics in dreams?

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‘Cesar Chavez’ Deifies Instead of Humanizes Its Hero

Too reverential for its own good, this film feels like a social studies class instead of a work of art.

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‘All That Jazz’ Is Bob Fosse’s Cinematic Self-Flagellation

This excellent, entertaining, and accurate bio-pic of Bob Fosse's life and death was actually co-written and directed by Bob Fosse eight years before he died.

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Can You Survive if You’re Not a Monster in ‘Hannibal: The Complete Second Season’?

The landmark horror series steps away from crime procedurals and deeper into its inimitable sense of style in a triumphant sophomore year.

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‘Sarah and Duck: Doubles (Vol. 2)’ Is a Whimsical Throwback to the ‘70s

Sarah and Duck finds the fantastic in the mundane in this fine reminder of the joys of the British kids' TV of yesteryear.

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In ‘The Galapagos Affair’, Paradise Remains Stubbornly Absent

In this gripping true-crime story, an absurdist stew of petty tensions and quasi-Nietzschean dynamics rip apart the tiny colony of Europeans who settled one of the Galapagos islands in the '30s.

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Mysterious Forces and Femme Fatales: ‘Out of the Past’

In Torneur's classic film, the femme fatale knows she's an object in a world of violent men she has no reason to respect.

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Stylish and Dramatic, ‘Breathless’ Delivers

Breathless is an entertaining glimpse into a time period both dominated by men and also on the cusp of great change.

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‘Queen Margot’ Is a History That Only Goes Downhill

Patrice Chéreau's multiple César winning film receives a lavish 20th anniversary edition from Cohen.

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Silly Sexual Politics Undermine ‘Operation Petticoat’

Silly sexual politics prevent this film from being a bona fide classic.

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‘Circle the Wagen’ Prefers a Predetermined Map

Circle the Wagen begins with the end in mind, and suffers as a result.

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‘Godzilla’ Is Paint-By-Numbers Monster Movie Making

This reboot is a pretty pedestrian affair, managing to pull out all the tropes you've come to expect from monster movies without offering anything new.

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‘The Trip to Bountiful’ Is a Reminder of Why We Go to the Theater

This television version directed by Michael Wilson is lacking in the same of urgency that made the Broadway show such a sensation.

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‘I’ve Always Loved You’ and ‘Magnificent Doll’ Are Intelligent Romantic Nonsense

Anti-romances of those who shouldn't be together.

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‘Night Moves’ Depicts the Blindness and Violence of Ideology

Never once do Night Moves's three lead characters genuinely consider the ramifications of what they're doing. Naturally, they can't foresee their downfall.

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