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The "big house," midnight cityscapes, and sleazy hotels, yes -- but swamps? produce markets? LSD parties? Judging by the Roxie's exhaustive, 19-day festival, film noir is the most democratic of genres, placing its hapless heroes and molls with claws not…
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Film, Master of the Games

Master of the Games

Director John Frankenheimer has been putting bad guys on the street since Luca Brazzi slept with a teddy bear, and he shows no sign of letting up at age 70. In Reindeer Games, a relentless (and relentlessly witty) crime thriller…
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The Island of Dr. Moreau Directed by John Frankenheimer. Starring Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, and David Thewlis. To get ready for the latest adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau, I boned up on my Wellsiana and read…
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