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Double Take: Dr. Strangelove (1964)

With its obvious satire of male aggression and its parallel with today's news headlines, why aren't students 'getting' this classic ultimate black comedy?

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Double Take: 'Forrest Gump' (1994)

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Double Take: 'Children of Men' (2006)

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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Double Take: The Graduate (1967)

Double Take climbs on the bus to who knows where: Swimming pools? Hotel rooms? Plastics? Scarborough Fair? The Graduate was '60s gold. How well does it seduce us today?

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Double Take: Lost in Translation (2003)

As Bill Murray's character sings, "It was fun for awhile, but there's nothing more than this." Is there more to Sofia Coppola's 2003 character study? Double Take takes a look.

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Double Take: 'Fantasia' Muses on Music

Fantasia stands alone as a virtuoso tribute to the virtuosity of its music.

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Double Take: Marty (1955)

Paddy Chayefsky's adaptation of Marty may be a period piece, but it's a heck of a piece nonetheless.

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Double Take: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)

Look at the faces on you, ya ding-a-lings! Double Take flies over the Cuckoo's Nest this week. Medication time, everyone.

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Double Take: Metropolis (1927)

Double Take looks at the men, the machine, the Moloch, the maiden, the master, and Metropolis as we attempt to find the intermediary heart between the Expressionism and politics.

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Double Take: Raising Arizona (1987)

There's what's right, and there's what's right, and never the twain shall meet. Double Take tries to meet in the middle of Raising Arizona, which was released this week 28 years ago.

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Double Take: Cabaret (1972)

So life is disappointing? Forget it, darling. Inside this discussion of 1972's Cabaret, everything is beautiful.

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Double Take: John Ford's 'The Searchers' (1956)

Double Take heads out West and into the disfigured psyche of John Wayne's Ethan Edwards. Do we figure him? That'll be the day.

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Double Take: The Player (1992)

Double Take would like to pitch The Player in 25 words or less, but it took us a little longer to break this one down. So hear us out -- and don't give us water in a red wine glass.

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Double Take: Laura (1944)

Love is stronger than life. It reaches beyond the dark shadow of death. Otto Preminger's 1944 noir classic tests how far love goes, and Double Take breaks it down.

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Double Take: The Kid (1921)

This installment of Double Take turns its gaze to Charlie Chaplin's debut full-length silent film, which is at turns funny, heartbreaking, and tender.

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Double Take: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Double Take wraps its mind around Charlie Kaufman's fractured tale of love, loss, memory, and hair dye. Does this film have the whole human race pegged?

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Double Take: Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1965)

Marishka had a little lamb, and everywhere that Ivan went Marishka seemed to go. This week's Double Take tries to untangle Sergei Parajanov's Soviet masterpiece of color, culture, and calamity.

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Double Take: Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing (1989)

Double Take looks back at Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, a film that celebrated its 25th anniversary during another summer of strikingly similar violence.

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Double Take: The 400 Blows (1959)

Double Take turns its attention to François Truffaut's classic coming-of-age tale The 400 Blows, whose cinematic progeny includes the much-acclaimed Boyhood.

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Double Take: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

Double Take examines Errol Flynn's classic take on this vigilante archer: a bold, impudent rascal that speaks treason fluently, capturing hearts when he isn't shooting arrows into them.

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Double Take: Mean Streets (1973)

Starting today at PopMatters, "Double Take" does for film what "Counterbalance" does for music. Film geeks Steve Leftridge and Steve Pick regularly examine the "500 Greatest Films Ever Made".

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