Posts Tagged ‘1970s’
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Sean Penn stars as Andrew Daulton Lee, who was convicted of espionage for his involvement in selling U.S. intelligence to the Soviets, in 1985's "The Falcon and the Snowman."

Class of 1985: “The Falcon and the Snowman”

Although this biopic is mostly engaging, the truth of Christopher Boyce and Andrew Daulton Lee's lives may be stranger and stronger than its historical fiction.
Joaquin Phoenix stars as Doc Sportello and Josh Brolin stars as Detective Christian F. "Bigfoot" Bjornsen in "Inherent Vice," a 2014 Warner Brothers release adapted from Thomas Pynchon's novel and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.

Inherent Vice

Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's witty, wise and ambitious film falls just shy of stoned immaculate, but comes awfully, and entertainingly, close.

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Super 8

A throwback with all the makings of a modern-day classic, "Super 8" is a must-see.
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Heroes of the Zeroes: Undercover Brother

"Undercover Brother" — better as a blaxploitation spoof than as silly-spy shtick — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: Remember the Titans

"Remember the Titans" — a smart, stirring sports film with only one hokey Hail Mary — continues Nick Rogers' daily look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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Cemetery Junction

It didn't play in America but this coming-of-age film really should have. It's probably because of those unknowns like Ralph Fiennes and Ricky Gervais.

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Heroes of the Zeroes: Frost/Nixon

"Frost/Nixon" — a piece of history repurposed as commentary on TV's power — continues Nick Rogers' look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.
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The Box

"The Box" wants to be a morality play but can't seem to squeak past pedestrian paranoid conspiracy thriller.