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Ben-Hur doesn’t go big, so just stay home

Rhiannon Saegert @missmusetta Ben-Hur is a frustrating sit. It didn’t have to be, but the movie makes an infuriating habit of taking whatever interesting ideas it has and running them directly into the ground like an unconvincing CGI chariot. The … Continue reading

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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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