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Review: House

Just imagine, after viewing Nobuhiko Obayashi’s bona fide genre find, how a generation of moviegoers’ tastes might have deviated in wonderfully odd directions had they sampled the Japanese visionary’s comic-horror hybrid back in 1977.
Alas, weirdness had to wait
By BRETT MICHEL  |  April 30, 2010
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Review: Z (1969)

John F. Kennedy wasn't the only political leader murdered in 1963. On May 22 of that year, Gregoris Lambrakis, a left-leaning, pacifist member of the Greek parliament and an aspiring presidential candidate seeking to replace the reigning right-wing gov
Z lives on 40 years later
By PETER KEOUGH  |  December 04, 2009
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Review: The Human Condition

Japanese director Masaki Kobayashi (1916-1996) always stood up to the established order
Kobayashi's 10-hour epic
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 22, 2008
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Notre ami Pierrot

“Film is like a battleground,” American director Sam Fuller pronounces famously at the cocktail party in Pierrot le fou .
Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 omnibus rides again
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  September 12, 2007