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Black Caesar: Blaxploitation Gangster

Fred Williamson as Tommy Gibbs adopts the gangster codes of 1930s cinema in blaxploitation classic Black Caesar. Continue reading

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Powerful Costume in We Need to Talk About Kevin

Catherine George’s costume design demonstrates how we read physicality on-screen. Continue reading

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Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Gripping entertainment with subtext on everything from ethnicity to hierarchal costume. Continue reading

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Robert Cummings in Saboteur: Costume Judgement

To be a saboteur you must surely dress like one. Continue reading

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Charlie Sheen Back in Braces for Wall Street 2

Good news for those who enjoyed Bud’s evolution from button-down shirts to striped Gekko shirts and red braces. Continue reading