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From left, Dennis Hopper, John Stockwell, Danielle von Zerneck and Fisher Stevens star in "My Science Project," a 1985 sci-fi comedy directed by Jonathan R. Betuel.

Class of 1985: ‘Real Genius’ / ‘My Science Project’

From a banner year for sci-fi comedies, Nick takes a look at one of the greatest ... and one of the not-so-greatest.
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Buried Treasures: Zero Effect

Zero Effect” tells the story of Daryl Zero (Bill Pullman), supposedly the world’s “most private detective.” The screenplay is alluring, the script is tight (like something David Mamet might have written, albeit without his trademark stilted dialogue), and the acting is first rate.

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Film on Vinyl: Shaun of the Dead

Mondo’s release of the “Shaun of the Dead” soundtrack is nothing less than brilliant.
Billy Hughes (Marina Zudina) is an American makeup artist on a Moscow film set being stalked by snuff-film killers ... or is she? "Mute Witness," a 1995 thriller written and directed by Anthony Waller, is this month's "Class of ..." featured film.

Class of 1995: ‘Mute Witness’

For a film forged by favors and trial-by-fire filmmaking, it earns its place in the panoply of ’90s psychological thrillers that throw you for a loop…or six.

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Film on Vinyl: T.V. on Vinyl

Welcome to another installment of Film on Vinyl, Joe Donohue’s column that celebrates the blending of his love for film and music by reviewing and dissecting movie (and now T.V. soundtracks) pressed on the oh-so-sweet vinyl record. Next up on the playlist: Joe’s top picks for television soundtracks. It’s no surprise about how much that […]
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Buried Treasures: The Spanish Prisoner

This is classic Mamet — a labyrinthine plot entrapping a common man into an axiomatic contrivance of grand proportion. Mamet reveals only what we need to know, when we need to know it.

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Film on Vinyl: The Lego Movie

Welcome to another installment of Film on Vinyl, Joe Donohue’s column that celebrates the blending of his love for film and music by reviewing and dissecting movie soundtracks pressed on the oh-so-sweet vinyl record. Next up on the playlist: Spacelab 9’s release of the “The Lego Movie” soundtrack. With “Jurassic World” breaking records and gobbling […]
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Cinema Blind Spots: Nashville (1975)

Forty years after the release of Robert Altman's country classic "Nashville," Austin tells us his thoughts once he sees it for the first time!