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The Thomas Crown Affair (1968 & 1999)

February 10, 2011

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The remake has a dapper Pierce Brosnan, a sexy Rene Russo in a diaphanous gown, steamy love scenes, and a clever art heist. The original had Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway playing an erotic game of chess that ended with a head-spinningly sexy kiss. And that really is saying everything. Who cares if the bank […]

12 Angry Men and Ek Ruka Hua Faisla

February 10, 2011

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12 Angry Men is a classic in every sense of the word. I saw this film a second time immediately after the first viewing (2 minutes, to be precise) — I couldn’t believe it could be so good and I am happy to report that it is that good. The urgency of the social, moral and […]