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Much of the time, supercuts – videos that mash together various clips around a certain theme – don’t gain any lift-off beyond fan obsession.  However, when movie supercuts do transcend this compulsion, they can achieve something incisive, critical, hilarious, or glorious.   In the best of supercuts, the rhythm is phenomenal and the catalogue is inspirational.  These test your movie mettle or challenge you to round out your roster.  By grouping a range of films around a particular idea, they can alert us to a script-writing trope, trace the transition of films through time, deconstruct a genre, or just provide a comically insightful observation that you will never overlook again.  Watch all the best, and some extras, below. Best Genre Deconstruction: The Heist Supercuts almost exist to breakdown a genre, from romances, to James Bond movies,  super heroes (182 in this one), horror, and heist.  It was the latter that »

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