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Whisky Galore!

Whisky Galore!

In their cozy remake, director Gillies Mackinnon and screenwriter Peter McDougall take a less screwball approach to the source material: Compton Mackenzie’s 1947 novel and the real wartime wreck that inspired it.

Red Dawn

Red Dawn

The remake of Red Dawn replaces the Cold War jingoism of John Milius’s isolationist fantasy with the smug survivalism of teens weaned on Call of Duty. When North Korean soldiers invade their hometown, Matt Eckert (Josh Peck) and his friends fall in line behind Marine

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens fits perfectly into the HBO niche of star-studded biopics where A-list talent immerse themselves in imaginative impersonations while juicy morsels about the rich and famous are tastefully doled out to premium cable subscribers. This docudrama also rises above its origins by commenting on

Vanilla Sky

Vanilla Sky

What prompted writer/director Cameron Crowe and producer/star Tom Cruise to remake Alejandro Amenábar’s psychological thriller Abre Los Ojos (Open Your Eyes)? Reinterpreting Amenábar’s stylish (and pretentious) tale of a narcissist who loses everything only to find his soul allows the Jerry Maguire collaborators to explore