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Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Why is this 1978 remake so scary? It turns the urge to find oneself into a seemingly horrifying proposition: is individuality really all that special, and how far would you go to protect it?

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Part 4: Challenging Convention

As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.

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Raines

For all its good ideas, Raines is overwhelmed by Jeff Goldblum's characterization -- both familiar and strange.

Daynah Burnett
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Man of the Year (2006)

The troubles with Barry Levinson's movie are many, including an erratic pace and too many unfunny diversions, but the primary issue, strangely, is its lack of pointed political humor.

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