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Nicholas Ray

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    This Week In Home Video: 'Magic Mike XXL,' 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,' and More

    Also, three classics on Blu-ray: Gus Van Sant's "My Own Private Idaho," Francis Ford Coppola's "Dracula," and Stanley Kubrick's "Spartacus."

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: Nicholas Ray's 'They Live By Night'

    Off-beat rhythms and raw performances elevate this lovers-on-the-run film to greatness.

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    Watch: Dennis Hopper’s Personal 5-Minute Video Essay On Nicholas Ray

    There's never been a director quite like Nicholas Ray, whose strange, difficult career and weird give-and-take relationship with Hollywood we profiled a little while ago. But though we very much recommend that you check out our version of his story, here's another one well worth experiencing: that o...

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    25 Films About Lovers On The Lam

    “We can make it. We can make it if we run,” whispers Ruth (Rooney Mara) in David Lowery’s “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints,” which, after a limited release on Friday, begins its expansion this week. It’s a film we loved at Sundance, and one that in its gentle subversion of the “Lovers on the Run” subgenre—...

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    Interview: Filmmaker Susan Ray Talks About The Life Of Nicholas Ray

    At the recently concluded 2013 TCM Classic Film Festival we got to sit down with filmmaker Susan Ray and discuss the subject of her 2011 documentary “Don’t Expect Much” (here’s our review from NYFF ’11) and late husband, director Nicholas Ray. Nicholas Ray began as an apprentice to famed architect F...

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    Critic's Notebook: Why 'Johnny Guitar,' Now On Blu-ray, Deserves a Second Look

    Most 50's psycho-westerns look at the genre, its heroes and American frontier history they inhabit through a glass darkened by the realities of WWII. "Johnny Guitar" views the western through a Jungian kaleidoscope.

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    The Essentials: 5 Great Films By Nicholas Ray

    While adored by the French and the Cahiers Du Cinema coterie that went on to become the rebellious French New Wave -- which spawned the oft-quoted Jean-Luc Godard phrase "cinema is Nicholas Ray" -- the American filmmaker never really received his due outside of the one film of his that most moviego...

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