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Today in Movie History: April 2

We have a couple of entries form the same day in 1982 today. Paul Schrader’s┬áCat People took on the unenviable task of remaking the 1942 horror classic, and created a more sensual and overtly adult take on the same material.┬áNastassia Kinski stars as a young woman whose heritage may entail a certain feline quality, along with a creepy brother (Malcolm …

Taxi Driver

Today in Movie History: February 8

A big day for movies starts with the one of the most problematic. D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation opened today in 1915, marking a seismic advance in motion pictures as a technical art form while simultaneously pushing a narrative so grotesque it causes one to despair for humanity. Film students are obligated to watch it. Once. Everyone else can …