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Kansas City has tons of atmosphere, terrific jazz, and a palpable sense of history. This is only fitting, since the film is director Robert Altman’s cinematic tribute to the city of his boyhood.
Captain Newman, M.D. is an all but forgotten rueful anti-establishment examination of war and the military. Nine years later, M*A*S*H would explore a similar premise, but with more anger.
Tom Jones, based on Henry Fielding’s picaresque comedy of 18th-century manners, is proof that a miserable, unhappy set can produce a movie that earns millions and wins Academy Awards.
Kill List is one of the most haunting, compelling, and (at moments) repellant movies to come down the pike in some time. One of its great strengths is that it keeps us guessing about just what kind of movie it is.
Kansas City Confidential is one of those minor B movie masterpieces, crammed with tough guys, a noirish aura of desperation and greed, and featuring a surprisingly complex script.
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