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Review: The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

Star Wars came out the year after Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film (re-released now in an uncut version), and after that no studio was likely to make anything similar again, nor would many audiences have the patience to watch it.
Nicolas Roeg's enigmatic sci-fi film
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 12, 2011
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Days of future past

Science-fiction films have been with us since Edison’s 1910 version of Frankenstein , but they bloomed in the ’Nam era, nourished by a volatile cocktail of cultural ingredients.
'SF-1970' at the Harvard Film Archive
By MICHAEL ATKINSON  |  June 18, 2010
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Blu Christmas . . . without DVD

Ah, yes: the most wonderful time of the year, tinged with muddy snow and the creeping darkness of our most recent Depression.
Kick your films into hi-def this season with those other shiny silver discs
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 11, 2009
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Wish-fulfillment for a burning world

From the shining big-screen debut of Iron Man to the large amounts of green produced by the Incredible Hulk, this was the year the public couldn't get enough of their favorite heroes.
The 2008 heroic holiday DVD and Blu-ray gift guide
By BRETT MICHEL  |  December 08, 2008
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Stomu Yamash’ta | Raindog

For a sample of Yamash’ta’s impressive range, the tranquil Floating Music (1972) and the car-racing-inspired One by One (1974) are good entry points for this often neglected performer and composer.
Esoteric (2008)
By GUSTAVO TURNER  |  November 18, 2008
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Vocation or vacation?

This past Wednesday, the fifth Coolidge Award, honoring a “film artist whose work advances the spirit of original and challenging filmmaking,” was bestowed on Jeremy Thomas.
Honoring independent cinema’s ‘tour guide’
By BRETT MICHEL  |  May 01, 2008


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Light show

The biggest stars of this year’s Berlin Film Festival were neither actors nor directors.
Jagger and Scorsese start it up in Berlin
By MATTIAS FREY  |  April 02, 2008
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Ten Canoes

The film's humor and warmth are as natural as its actors’ exposed genitals.
A Cain-and-Abel style story
By BRETT MICHEL  |  June 20, 2007
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Glastonbury

Julien Temple’s documentary traces the evolution of the world’s most iconoclastic music festival.
David Bowie returns
By PEG ALOI  |  April 04, 2007