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Why Did Ghost Rider's Fiery Motorcycle Demon Flame Out on Film?

A second-tier Marvel character, Ghost Rider's motorcycle mayhem tried but never could burn up the silver screen.

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'Easy Rider': Dennis Hopper Explains America

Anticipating everything from the Kent State killings to the Branch Davidian siege, Easy Rider distills just how deeply freedom and authority are fundamentally antagonists in America. Sadly, especially in America.

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Easy Rider 40th Anniversary

This 40-year-old classic still has its thrills -- enough to make you wish that you, too, had a bike with a teardrop gas tank emblazoned with the American flag.

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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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3:10 to Yuma

As a genre piece, Mangold’s remake satisfies the requisite clichés (sweeping desert vistas, corseted women, ample gunplay), but not much else.

Jarrett Berman
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Performance Art: The Best Acting of 2007 - Male

From the tender and eerie precision of Sam Riley's depiction of Joy Division singer Ian Curtis in Control to yet another superlative performance by Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood, PopMatters highlights the best male actors of 2007.

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3:10 to Yuma

All the men in this movie think they're doing the right thing, no matter how unhinged their actions may look.

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Ghost Rider (2007)

This script takes generic archetypes and applies them to specific situations only by the cheapest of character-development techniques.

Marc Calderaro
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Ghost Rider (2007)

Now, not only is the Ghost Rider beleaguered by Mephistopheles' incessant demands, but also by this big-screen ignominy.

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The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things (2006)

Based on the 'autobiographical' work of J.T. Leroy, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things announces itself as 'unreliable'.

Christian Martius
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Lilith (1964)

It's tempting to read this mental-institution drama as some kind of political allegory.

Robert Horning
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