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Academy in Review: The 1960s

The 1960s was when everything shifted. The most chaotic era for Hollywood since the rise of talkies, the film industry was unrecognizable by the end of the decade. It was the end of the studio system, which had been slowly suffocating for years after the United States v. Paramount case in 1948 that broke the…

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AFI Top 100: A Clockwork Orange

In 2007, the American Film Institute revised their previous 1998 list of the 100 best American films of all time. This weekly column will explore my thoughts on select films from this list, mostly following along with the Unspooled Podcast, which inspired my journey to complete the AFI Top 100. You can also follow my…

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AFI Top 100: The Apartment

In 2007, the American Film Institute revised their previous 1998 list of the 100 best American films of all time. This weekly column will explore my thoughts on select films from this list, mostly following along with the Unspooled Podcast, which inspired my journey to complete the AFI Top 100. You can also follow my…

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AFI Top 100: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

In 2007, the American Film Institute revised their previous 1998 list of the 100 best American films of all time. This column will explore my thoughts on some films I’ve selected from this list, mostly following along with the Unspooled Podcast, which inspired my journey to complete the AFI Top 100. You can also follow…

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Spoiler Room: Doctor Sleep

Whether it’s due to a unique plot twist or some controversial subject matter that deserves further exploration, the Spoiler Room provides a place for our authors, and you readers, to discuss a film’s details outside of our regular spoiler-free reviews.  NOTE: This Spoiler Room also discusses the ending of The Shining, both the adaptation and…

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Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep is the second Stephen King adaptation this year that runs over two and a half hours long, but those still unable to shake the stagnant sewage aftertaste of It Chapter 2 can rest assured – this one is actually entertaining. Easily the best of the four King adaptations this year (the other 2…

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The Shining

Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a film that needs no introduction. If you’re like me, you were probably exposed to it in one form or another before you even had a chance to see it. Its impact wasn’t immediately apparent on release, but eventually grew to such an extent that it infiltrated pop culture across…

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