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Five 'Mission: Impossible' Films Are Made, Well, Possible

Paramount's release of this five-film set on Blu-ray hits all the highs and lows of this franchise.

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The Pragmatic Anarchy of the Long Take

The Long Take can at once be subtle enough to be missed by the audience and astounding enough to entrance that same audience... depending on who is paying attention.

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100 Essential Directors - Brian De Palma

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

Jose Solís Mayén and John Sciaccotta
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The 100 Essential Directors Part 3: George Cukor - John Ford

Spiritual possession, screwball comedy, German kinks, and the quintessential American Western genre are among the disparate characters we shine a light on today as PopMatters counts down the 100 Essential Film Directors. Today we look at George Cukor through John Ford. Who falls in the middle might surprise you...

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Redacted

As ham-fisted and angry and awkward as it often is, Redacted has something more on its mind than telling another bad-day-in-country story. It doubts the very possibility of telling truth in a war zone.

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Murder A la Mod / The Moving Finger (1986)

While not perfect by any means, Murder A La Mod should be essential viewing for fans of Brian De Palma's work.

Brian Holcomb
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The Black Dahlia (2006)

Why the detectives are obsessed with the murder is never clear, though it may have to do with the vacuum of a movie swirling around them: they've got nothing else to do.

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Hi, Mom (1970)

It is slightly odd to see Robert DeNiro so young and handsome, giving a performance so deftly naturalistic.

Tim O'Neil
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The Untouchables: Special Collector's Edition (1987)

It's a story of a (nearly lone) lawman standing up against the bad guys, replete with a High Noon type showdown.

Leigh H. Edwards
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Femme Fatale (2002)

Rebecca Romijn-Stamos' central function is looking great and so, confounding various men around her.

Cynthia Fuchs

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