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From Dusk Till Dawn—Robert Rodriguez—1996

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This year marks the 15th anniversary of Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino’s cult artifact, From Dusk Till Dawn. Like everything Q.T. has put his hands on, it’s reception has been polarized, and predictably even those that have praised it couch their attaboys in meaningless platitudes about “fun” and “exploitation.” “…made to order for the stimulation […]

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The Naked Spur—Anthony Mann—1953

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Anthony Mann and James Stewart teamed up in the first half of the 1950s to create a series of Westerns that have since been recognized as the critical missing link between the traditionalism of Ford and the revisionism of Peckinpah and the Spaghetti Cycle. 1950 saw their first, Winchester ’73, a bold film that had […]