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AFI Top 100: Chinatown

Each week, this column will cover one film on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest American films of all time, covering my general thoughts on the film and whether or not I think it belongs on the list. You can also see my personal ranking here. To celebrate Noirvember, I’ll be covering…

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AFI Top 100: The Maltese Falcon

Each week, this column will cover one film on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest American films of all time, covering my general thoughts on the film and whether or not I think it belongs on the list. You can also see my personal ranking here. To celebrate Noirvember, I’ll be covering…

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The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean: A Late-Capitalist Revenge Fantasy for Oddballs and Outcasts

[written by Jacob Berkowitz] During his marriage to Evelyn Keyes, John Huston owned a pet monkey. Much to Evelyn’s dismay, one night John let the monkey stay in the bedroom the two shared. Shockingly, Evelyn woke up the next morning to find her clothes in tatters, and her underwear transformed into a primate toilet. Evelyn…

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QFF Day 3: Noirs

Bleak times call for bleak movies so today we’re enlisting the help of some classic noirs to program another festival day. Fortunately, despite mostly having fairly depressing endings, these are all some of the most comforting films to watch if you’re anything like me. So sit back, relax, and watch some chain smoking gumshoes explore…

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