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20 Films That Went From Bombs to Beloved

Not every cinematic bomb remains forgettable. Sometimes, a failure is just a gemstone in disguise that will only reveal itself well past the release date.

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Venice Film Festival 2015: 11 Minutes + Heart of a Dog + A Matter of Life and Death + Interrogation

A thriller, a portrait of a dog, a challenge to Heaven, and a bloody crime drama.

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'Reel Terror' Is Quite the Hatchet Job

I picked up this book with tears of joy streaming down my face, thanking the cosmos that someone finally wrote an exhaustive book for horror fans. But my tears of joy turned to tears of anguish, my fists clenched strands of hair wrenched from my head.

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'Black Narcissus' Is Truly, Madly, Hysterically Wonderful

Powell and Pressburger's Black Narcissus is iconically and almost ethereally beautiful. It's a full-blooded, complex melodrama of the highest order.

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Michael Powell Double Feature

‘Age of Consent’ is a rather unfortunate swan song, but ‘A Matter of Life and Death’ makes this DVD set well worth it.

Stephen Snart
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The Small Back Room

Powell and Pressburger's groundbreaking blend of art and terror, The Small Back Room, cut short a career at its most innovative moment.

Matthew Sorrento
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The Thief of Bagdad - Criterion Collection

Let's hope that one day such wonder at Baghdad will be possible, again.

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The Edge of the World (1937)

Michael Powell's The Edge of the World reveals the unshakable conviction that film should overwhelm the audience with an artist's deliberately crafted vision.

David Sanjek

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