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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Jerichow</i>

Jerichow

Retooled noir with less pulp than its original source, Christian Petzold’s Jerichow wryly riffs on The Postman Always Rings Twice for late-capitalist Deutschland. Mostly cool where James M. Cain’s 1934 novel and the 1946 and 1981 film versions run hot,…
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Film, Love is a battlefield in the powerful <i>Postman</i> rethink, <i>Jerichow</i>

Love is a battlefield in the powerful Postman rethink, Jerichow

Retooled noir with less pulp than its original source, Christian Petzold's Jerichow wryly riffs on The Postman Always Rings Twice for late-capitalist Deutschland. Mostly cool where James M. Cain's 1934 novel and the 1946 and 1981 film versions run hot,…
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Film, Cain and  Very Able

Cain and Very Able

Joel and Ethan Coen's periodic genuflections to classic Hollywood are inevitably accompanied by a knowing wink from one brother and a wry smile from the other. These devoted movie buffs' versions of vintage gangster pictures (Miller's Crossing) or the populist…
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Second Time Around

The Postman Always Rings Twice Starring Lana Turner as that archetypal restless wife Cora, who persuades a drifter named Frank (James Garfield) to murder her boring husband, the 1946 version of James M. Cain's lowdown classic of doomed lust is…
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