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The Professionals (1966)

Largely forgotten, this grim 1966 Western actioner helped make Lee Marvin a star and earned three Oscar nominations. Continue reading

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From Here to Eternity (1953)

Best remembered for that iconic kiss on the beach, “From Here to Eternity” actually belongs to Montgomery Clift and his bold, sideways performance. Continue reading

At the Mountains of Movie Madness: Week Eight

This week, Austin watches a few fish-out-of-water movies and then braves up to watch “Teeth” and “The Human Centipede 2.” Continue reading

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The Scalphunters (1968)

Ossie Davis is terrific in this joyous comedic reverie on the dusty plains of the West. Continue reading

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The Train (1964)

For a film with such an illogical premise, “The Train” manages to be a top-rate WWII thriller that’s held up well. Continue reading

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Zulu Dawn (1979)

The other movie about the Anglo-Zulu War, 1979’s “Zulu Dawn” doesn’t pack as much emotional punch as 1964’s “Zulu.” Continue reading

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Seven Days in May (1964)

A solid, engaging thriller, “Seven Days in May” tends to fall apart when you examine its plot a little more closely. Continue reading

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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

“Birdman of Alcatraz” isn’t a historically accurate portrayal of Robert Stroud’s life — but it is a compelling one. Continue reading

Brute Force

This 1947 prison film makes the bold choice of portraying the inmates as decent men, and their chief incarcerator as a sadist. Continue reading