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On ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and Hedonism

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– By Sam Hendrian – After a lengthy battle with what I feared might be unhealthy curiosity, I finally decided to sit down and watch The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As someone who deeply loves his fellow human beings and desires to understand why they like the things that they do, I have been quite determined for months now to figure …

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On ‘Superman: The Movie’ and Divine Purpose

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – In our modern era glutted with superhero movies, it is hard to imagine a time when they were a dearth. The 1970s was such a time, and when Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie hit theaters in 1978, it must have been a breath of fresh air for …

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Soul-Eating Fame and Dishonest Love in ‘Sunset Boulevard’

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – “I am big. It’s the pictures that got small!” So go the famous words of Norma Desmond, the delusional and ultimately crazy silent movie star at the center of Billy Wilder’s classic 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. Controversial at the time among Hollywood circles for its biting …

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Longing for Love in ‘On the Waterfront’

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – One of the most powerful and inspiring films of all time is Elia Kazan’s 1954 masterpiece On the Waterfront. Starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, it masterfully conveys the longing we each have for love and respect amidst guilt and the acute knowledge of our …

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‘Planes, Trains, and Automobiles’: A Lesson in Loving One’s Neighbor

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – Thanksgiving is almost here again, and as soon as it is over, Christmas movies will abound on television. While more Christmas movies exist than anyone could ever count, Hollywood has not been as generous to the Thanksgiving holiday. Fortunately, we still have a few Thanksgiving gems …

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The Fear of Rejection in ‘Back to the Future’

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This article is part of our Classic Film Throwback series – By Sam Hendrian – “Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.” So goes the classic quote that ends Back to the Future, one of the most enduringly popular movies of all time. Released in 1985, its story of a likable high school “slacker” who gets transported back in time …