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If you want to get a complete understanding of Altman, his filmmaking style, and why his movies are so important to the history of cinema, Frank Caso’s book is a must read.

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In 'Moonrise Kingdom', Reality Is Depicted by Escape From Reality

Wes Anderson’s movies do a better job at expressing and exploring what it means to be human than many of the so-called realistic movies that are too often presumed to have more depth.

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Don't Confuse 'Brother's Keeper' With 'My Brother's Keeper'

Devote Christians will probably get more from Brother’s Keeper than non-believers, but this film is without a doubt better made and acted than most in its genre.

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'Sartana Your Angel of Death' Is Part Illusionist, Part Mystic

I Am Sartana Your Angel of Death is worth watching for those fans of the Sartana character, but it’s definitely not a high point in the spaghetti western series.

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'It's the Pictures That Got Small' Tells of Hollywood's Golden Age Like Only a Diary Can

Charles Backett's diaries provide readers with a close and very personal look at the genius of Billy Wilder and a glance at nearly every other Hollywood big-wig of the Golden Age.

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'Blindman' Is the Peerless Freak of Spaghetti Westerns

Blindman is a triumph that flawlessly blends the tenets of trash cinema with the virtues of the spaghetti western.

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'Twice a Judas' Is Saved by Klaus Kinski's Brilliant Acting

Just as some sports fans enjoy the mental face-off that is every at-bat in baseball more than the constant scoring and dunking on a basketball court, many will find the slow pace of this spaghetti western inviting.

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'For a Few Dollars More' Is a Rare Sequel That Is Superior to the Classic It Follows

The archetype of the spaghetti western finds its truest expression in this essential film from Sergio Leone.

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