Category Archives: A less chaotic state

A less chaotic state: 1959’s Ben-Hur

Ben-Hur holds a unique place in cinematic history for a wide variety of reasons. It’s a movie you’ve definitely heard of, but it’s only on the fringe of what I’d call an enduring classic. It’s highly emblematic of the time it was … Continue reading

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The real-life Bourne legacy

The Bourne Identity is one of those movies that was so massively influential it gets taken for granted. On the eve of the franchise’s second attempt at rebooting, let’s look back at the movie that shifted action on its axis. Going … Continue reading

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A less chaotic state: Star Wars

This article has been written several times in several places, I’m just going to try to put it all in one place. Star Wars is the single most influential movie of all time. Starting from a minute 40-theater release in May … Continue reading

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A less chaotic state: 1984’s Terminator

The 1980s were a bit of a hey day for action stars. Over the course of the ’90s, blockbuster appeal transitioned to Independence Day-type mass disaster movies, and when action movies came back to the top of the mountain over the course … Continue reading

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A less chaotic state: 2005’s Batman Begins

Batman Begins is 10 years old today. Take a moment and let that sink in. Batman Begins is simultaneously the extraneous sequel that was always going to get made and the crazy wet dream movie that should never have been produced. Before … Continue reading

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