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Class of 1984: “All of Me”

Under director Carl Reiner’s devilishly deft touch, “All of Me” is 1944 by way of 1984, but its true timelessness emanates in Steve Martin’s epic performance. Continue reading

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Class of 1984: “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension”

“Buckaroo” endures because it’s impossible for something so bizarre to not be somewhat interesting. Continue reading

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Class of 1994: “The Shadow”

Despite episodic fits and starts of nostalgic glee, “The Shadow” is a temperamental trinket without the temerity to truly explore its hero’s dark side. Continue reading

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Class of 1994: “Fear of a Black Hat”

This mockumentary spoof lampoons gangster-rap luminaries but more furiously lambastes those who embraced the genre to pursue a bank account, not a battle cry. Continue reading

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Size Doesn’t Matter: Little People, Big Bads

Sidekick or sideshow is often the best Hollywood’s little people can do. But Peter Dinklage, and a few others, have shed stereotypes to stand tall as villains. Continue reading

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Class of 1984: “Stop Making Sense”

Accessible and arty (like Talking Heads itself), Jonathan Demme’s concert film comes vibrantly alive as a story of artistic expression at its most incandescent. Continue reading

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier

With aggression more akin to Christopher Nolan’s Batman films than Marvel’s pop spectacle, this sequel tests Cap’s mettle & metal in mighty, entertaining ways. Continue reading

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Sabotage

A cacophonous, purposeless mishmash of mayhem and murder whose stink nestles in the nostrils while asking far too much of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Continue reading

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Class of 1994: “The Chase” / “Terminal Velocity”

In an alternate universe somewhere, the real Charlie Sheen is still making ridiculously entertaining action movies … and earning the credit he deserves. Continue reading

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Class of 1994: “Reality Bites”

Formless and fuzzy, “Reality Bites” is a film whose legacy as an encapsulation of an ethos and an era has little to do with the film itself. Continue reading

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