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Movie TitleDirectorYear ReleasedArticle Title
After LifeHirokazu Koreeda1998{Guest Post} The Wonder of Life: How Hirokazu Koreeda Uses Narrative Techniques to Control his Audience’s Perceptions in After Life
BrazilTerry Gilliam19851984 with a Sense of Humor: The Surreal, Wonderful, and Haunting Humor of Terry Gilliam’s Absurdist Masterpiece, Brazil
Close Encounters of the Third KindSteven Spielberg1977Spielberg Before the Sentiment: Discord and Discovery in Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind
ClueJonathan Lynn1985Parody Done Right: Jonathan Lynn’s Clue and its Tasteful Lampooning of the Mystery Genre
Duck SoupLeo McCarey1933Jokes that Hit their Marx: On Duck Soup, One of the Greatest Comedies of One of the All-time Greatest Comedy Troupes
Funny GamesMichael Haneke1997Unfamiliar Slasher: How Michael Haneke’s Funny Games Wonderfully Accomplishes the Opposite of Haneke’s Goal
GhostJerry Zucker1990A Ghastly Script: The Mediocrity of Jerry Zucker’s Romantic Classic, Ghost
Hail, Caesar!The Coen Brothers2016Unmarketing: Hail, Caesar! and Why You Should Trust Neither Trailers nor Reviews of the Coen Brothers’ Movies
Jackie BrownQuentin Tarantino1997Tarantino’s Odd Film Out: The Uniqueness of Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown
Let the Right One InTomas Alfredson2008Bloody, Brilliant: Let the Right One In is a Touching Tale Full of Cold, Macabre Murders
My Dinner with AndreLouis Malle1981Glorious Disagreement: The Energetic, Artistic Tension in Louis Malle’s My Dinner with Andre
Planes, Trains and AutomobilesJohn Hughes1987A Thanksgiving Given: Planes, Trains and Automobiles as the Only Thanksgiving Classic
Red StateKevin Smith2011A True View Askew: On the Merits of Kevin Smith’s Red State
Slumdog MillionaireDanny Boyle2009All’s Unwell that Only Ends Well: The Inconsistent Meaning of Life in Slumdog Millionaire
SolarisAndrei Tarkovsky1972Humanism and Pessimism in Space: How Andrei Tarkovsky’s Solaris Turns an Unnerving Premise into an Intimate Film
Stand by MeRob Reiner1986Unromantic Nostalgia: The Fantastic Rendering of Childhood in Rob Reiner’s Stand by Me
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force AwakensJ.J. Abrams2015Sudden Awakening: A Quick Article on the Quick Pacing in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Starship TroopersPaul Verhoeven1997Poking Fun at Militarism: How Paul Verhoeven’s Cult Classic Starship Troopers Willfully Discards Robert Heinlein’s Novel
Sunset BoulevardBilly Wilder1950Conflated Requiems: The Flawless, Eery Use of the Protagonist Narrator in Billy Wilder’s Sunset Boulevard
The BlobIrvin S. Yeaworth Jr.1958A Repurposed Drive-in Delight: Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.’s The Blob, and How a Horror Movie Becomes a Comedy
The Crying GameNeil Jordan1992Identity, National and Gendered: How Neil Jordan’s The Crying Game Talks About Violence, as Compared to the Fiction of Patrick McCabe
The Merchant of VeniceMichael Radford2004Remakes are Not your Enemy: Analyzing a Scene from Michael Radford’s Film Version of The Merchant of Venice
The Sixth SenseM. Night Shyamalan1999The Unaccountable Masterpiece: M. Night Shyamalan’s Bafflingly Excellent The Sixth Sense
TrumboJay Roach2015History Less Exaggerated: The Excellent Subtlety of the Acting and History in Jay Roach’s Trumbo

 

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