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Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) Directed by John McNaughton Opens October 21 at the Landmark Sunshine Anyone who browsed a video-store shelf in the 90s should recall this infamously grisly yet peculiarly restrained X-rated slasher—particularly if, like me, your name is also Henry. In recent years, its cultural position has diminished, but this new restoration, timed to its 30th anniversary, ought to restore some of its influence, especially because the original 16mm really benefits from...
Presenting more than 60 films over six weeks from July 17-August 27, “Indie 80s,” at BAMcinématek, is the camp-out-in-front-of-the-building event of the summer. Today, it’s a given that filmmakers can come from anywhere, nurtured by local scenes before linking up at festivals in mid-sized cities; this series is a comprehensive survey of the first generation of American films to spring up following the rapid decentralization of the movie industry. It’s a stunningly diverse series,...
This is the perfect time of year to revisit classic scary movies—Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream—but something about walking home to the train instead of climbing the stairs out of your parents' basement in the 'burbs takes some of the spook out of the experience. The suburbs are scary, sure—where else can you walk around in a mechanic's jumpsuit and a horrifying mask without anyone looking twice at you?—but there's no shortage of things...

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