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Published December 5, 2016

The Hustler

  • Episode 65
  • 00:47:31
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What’s surprising to modern audiences is how adult “The Hustler” feels more than a half-century after it first hit theaters.

I’m not talking in terms of violence, sex or language. Released in 1961, “The Hustler” was released under the watchful eye of the Motion Picture Production Code, so any mature material had to be careful hidden. But the movie feels adult in a way that few movies from that era can match. The characters seem like grown-ups, their lives seem lived-in and their problems aren’t something that will be solved when the end credits roll.

Published November 14, 2016

Glengarry Glen Ross

  • Episode 64
  • 00:54:25
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Last week, on Out of Theaters, we focused on “Fight Club.” The week before, “Seven.” And this week, it’s “Glengarry Glen Ross.” And you could argue that, of the three movies, “Glengarry Glen Ross” is the most violent of them all. It’s not physical violence, like in “Fight Club” or “Seven.” There are no punches thrown, and no one’s body is left bloody and shattered on the floor of the sales office. But on an emotional level? It’s one of the most brutal movies ever made.

Published November 7, 2016

Fight Club

  • Episode 63
  • 01:20:32
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Here’s the one thing you need to know about “Fight Club”: It’s a comedy. Forget the violence, and the anti-consumerist message, and all the scenes involving testicular cancer support groups, defiling of food and brutal, underground boxing. When you get right down to it, it’s just a buddy comedy about two mismatched friends trying to make their way in this crazy world.

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