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My Criterion Top 10: Lauren Humphries-Brooks

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Today marks the first contribution to the Criterion Top 10 Series. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be running contributions from some of my favorite film critics, writers, and theorists from around the internet. Each writer will list their top 10 from the Criterion Collection, mirroring Criterion’s own Top 10 series. Today’s article comes from firebrand writer Lauren Humphries-Brooks. Lauren is a self-proclaimed Angry Movie Girl and an aficionado of The Avengers (the British TV show, not the film and/or comic book characters). Her writing is a brilliant balance of film theory, film criticism, and raw enthusiasm, in particular for classic horror. I highly recommend that you find her film writing at Man, I Love Films; We Got This CoveredThe Artifice; and her own blog, Suddenly, a Shot Rang Out. You may also find her on Twitter- @lhbizness.
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Take Five: 5 Must-See Films from Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski has lived 100 lifetimes. As a child in Poland, his parents were taken away to concentration camps. His father survived; his mother perished. Polanski himself survived under an assumed name, living with Roman Catholic families. At age 36, fresh off of directing an Oscar winning film one year earlier, his pregnant wife- Sharon Tate- was brutally murdered by the Manson family. In 1977, he was arrested for sexually abusing a 13 year old and ultimately fled the country to avoid sentencing. He’s been living in exile from the United States ever since. However, this hasn’t stopped him from making movies. Both before and after his legal troubles, Polanski has directed some incredible films. Here are five that any fan of cinema should see: Continue reading

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