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Remember the Night (1940) Directed by Mitchell Leisen No film epitomizes the holiday season like this Preston Sturges-penned tale of a sincere, dignified prosecutor and the light-fingered woman, full of profound charm and an unbridled capability for human understanding, he brings home for Christmas. Though the plot is far-fetched, the tender sentiment of the story and the sound performances from—and the emphatic chemistry between—stars Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck as two Hoosiers who unexpectedly find...
Editor’s Note: A Face in the Crowd, Idiocracy and The Manchurian Candidate were to this list as Isabelle Huppert was to the Best Performances list. What art isn’t “more relevant than ever” right now? When the world presses in, too oppressively to ignore, one comfort is that art is already there to meet it. Keep up with all of our Year in Film features here. Being There A dimwit whose knowledge is derived solely from television and...
Keep up with all of our Year in Film features here. 20th Century Women ("Don't Worry About the Government") The statement feels downright laughable in this hellish year, but in Mike Mills's late-70s coming of age story, the Talking Heads song is used to memorable effect. The song, from the band's debut album, has a stripped down, sing-song earnestness (an authentic quirkiness) that fits perfectly with Mills's uncertain, creative band of protagonists. Abbey Bender   Elle (“Lust...
Editor's Note: Contributors were asked to submit nominations for the "Ten Best non-Isabelle Huppert Performances of 2016," for the sake of variety. Mahershala Ali, Moonlight Ali's buffed-out drug-dealer-cum-salt-of-the-earth Juan, however improbable, is a blend of pride, shame, and selflessness. With subversive cleverness, Barry Jenkins conveys hope in making a wistful gangsta the savior of a lost boy, but few other actors could pull it off. No wonder Ali's portrayal of Beltway operator Remy Danton in House...

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