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Quicksand (1950)

People have a tendency to panic under pressure. And this panic has a tendency to exacerbate the problem a person faces. Which puts them under more pressure. Which makes them panic more. Director Irving Pichel explores this concept in the … Continue reading

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A Miser Brothers Christmas

Rankin/Bass made a lot of stop-motion Christmas specials during the 1960s and 1970s, and one of the most fondly remembered today is The Year Without a Santa Claus. The reason for the special’s enduring popularity can be found in a … Continue reading

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A Christmas Too Many

One of the trends in Christmas comedies, particularly in recent years, is a tendency to try and subvert the standards of holiday movies by juxtaposing the sentiments of the season with dysfunction, and low-brow humor. We’re supposed to laugh and … Continue reading

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