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    VIDEO ESSAY: THREE REASONS: Kaneto Shindô's HUMAN

    In the early morning of May 29th, Japan lost its oldest living director, and in my opinion one of the best.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Three Reasons: MEN IN BLACK

    For this month’s Criterion Consideration, coming up with a suitable equivalent to Barry Sonnenfeld's latest film, "Men in Black III," was a bit of a challenge.

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Burton versus Bava

    Just as people ultimately judge a book by its cover, many of us are quick to judge a film by its trailer. When I was asked to set my sights on Tim Burton's upcoming "Dark Shadows," a movie based on the cult TV show of the late 1960s, as my next entry point for Criterion Consideration, I immediately...

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    VIDEO - THREE REASONS: BATTLE ROYALE, a HUNGER GAMES for Grownups

    With Hollywood poised and ready to drop the next big book-to-screen adaptation on March 23, The Hunger Games will be the latest tween sci-fi/fantasy franchise to wipe moviegoer's minds of wand-waving witches and vapid vampires. But I feel like I've already seen it, and not because the trailer spelle...

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    VIDEO - THREE REASONS: King Vidor's THE CROWD

    [EDITOR'S NOTE: Contributor Robert Nishimura's video series Three Reasons continues with King Vidor's The Crowd. He feels this film deserves attention in light of the Best Picture Oscar for The Artist and is a perfect candidate for restoration and release on the Criterion label.]

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    THREE REASONS: ELECTRA GLIDE IN BLUE, directed by James William Guercio

    Cult films have always remained one of the more enigmatic areas in Cinema Studies. There doesn't seem to be a distinct aesthetic that all cult films follow. Films that have been deemed cult-worthy come from any genre, country or time period. They are not limited to the independent or the underground...

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    THREE REASONS FOR CRITERION CONSIDERATION: Shuji Terayama's PASTORAL, TO DIE FOR THE COUNTRY (1974)

    Every great filmmaker reaches a point in their career when they need to reflect upon their life and childhood, tracing the path that lead them to where they are today. Most often these nostalgic quandaries find their way into new fictionalized scenarios, drawing on personal experience to entertain t...

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    THREE REASONS: THE NOISY REQUIEM, directed by Yoshihiko Matsui

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Once again, Robert Nishimura's Three Reasons shines a spotlight on a film that merits the Criterion treatment.

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    THREE REASONS: Albert Brooks' REAL LIFE (1979)

    By Robert Nishimura and Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play Contributors

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    ROBERT NISHIMURA'S THREE REASONS: Ken Russell's THE DEVILS

    Three Reasons: The Devils from For Criterion Consideration on Vimeo.

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