Noel Murray

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  • The Ridley Scott-directed sci-fi/horror classic Alien broke through in 1979 with a shrewd business sense (combining two then-hot genres), a solid helping of creepy atmosphere (most of it provided by Roger Christian's art direction), and a...

  • Released when talking pictures were already the rage, this 1931 Charlie Chaplin classic makes full use of the virtues of silent cinema, telling a story so impeccably with body movement that when the title cards pop up to indicate dialogue, it...

  • This stolid retelling of Greek legend has exactly three things going for it: the episodic plot, in which a ruler-in-exile assembles a crew of adventurers to find a treasure in defiance of one god and for the pleasure of another; an appropriately...

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    That was the question at the South by Southwest Film Festival, where digital video reigned and good ol' film went south.

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