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Metropolis (1927)

Even in its near-complete 2010 restoration and running 150 minutes, Fritz Lang’s Silent epic¬†Metropolis (1927) is possessed of churning, frenetic energy, like an industrial works geared to explode. It is a machine; a machine movie about other machines. And it’s … Continue reading

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Galaxy Express 999 (1979)

At one point in Sans Soleil (1983), essay filmmaker Chris Marker, visiting Japan, turns his camera on his hotel television set. He watches footage of Japanese recovering from an earthquake, he watches samurai movies, and he watches the anime TV … Continue reading

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