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He who magnetized the gaze, in The Adventures of Robin Hood, 1938

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Falling in love with a dead man, raising a son, losing a lover… Melissa Holbrook Pierson watches TV with Robin Hood. Continue reading

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The 50 Most Bad-Ass Movies Ever

Sean Beaudoin curates the 50 most bad-ass movies of all time, then challenges you to a punch-up behind the Dumpster if you don’t agree with every single choice. Continue reading

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Some That You Recognize, Some That You’ve Hardly Even Heard Of

James D. Irwin on the strange parallels of Veronica Lake, Preston Sturges, and reclusive Simpsons writer John Swartzwelder. Continue reading

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Almost True: The Real, Realer and Realest of the Music Movies

Hard-touring bassist Robert Burke Warren celebrates a selection of movies that capture the authentic essence of life in a working band. Continue reading

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The New Era of Movie Beefcake

Justin Hall documents the rise (pun intended) of the hot male action star in contemporary film. Where has all the cheesecake gone? Continue reading

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The 50 Greatest Names in Movie History

With a single click awaits the one Essential List that has yet to be compiled: the 50 Greatest Names in all of cinema history. Continue reading

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Rambo First Blood, life lessons in anger.

Rambo in Byzantium

Falling is not a metaphor. Quentin Rowan’s life lessons in anger and words and conflicting versions of love from John Rambo to the library of Byzantium. Continue reading

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Movies Go to Jupiter to Get More Stupider

In which Greg Olear explains why dumb comedies are the most sucessful — and how the morons have won. Continue reading

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Hilarity & Hijinx Ensue: A Look at What’s Coming Soon to a Theater Near You

Summer blockbuster season is upon us. Veteran film festival attendee Brady Richards gives us the inside scoop on the season’s best offerings. Continue reading

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