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Miloš Forman’s Amadeus is the story of a rivalry, and it’s easiest to describe that feud as occurring between Salieri, the genteel craftsman, and Mozart, the buffoonish genius. But, more precisely, the feud is between Salieri and God, on whom he pins the blame for his torment.
Miloš Forman’s Amadeus is the story of a rivalry, and it’s easiest to describe that feud as occurring between Salieri, the genteel craftsman, and Mozart, the buffoonish genius. But, more precisely, the feud is between Salieri and God, on whom he pins the blame for his torment.

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March/April 2024

From the opening frames of Bringing Out the Dead, Nicolas Cage’s eyes are front and center, his weary, haunted visage telling you most everything you need to know about his character’s internal state. And while the film is ultimately about many things—suffering, guilt, compassion, redemption—it’s those eyes, throughout the movie and long afterwards, that stay with you.