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A solid Western oater that's gotten a trifle puffed up in reputation over the years, "Ride the High Country" is still a worthy conveyance for two cowboy actors riding off into the sunset.
A well-meaning but occasionally awkward film, "Sergeant Rutledge" addressed many of the same themes of "To Kill a Mockingbird," with a standout turn by Woody Strode.
With its mix of old and new elements, particularly a potent infusion or eroticism, "The Legend of Hell House" stands at the divide of the horror genre.
Al Pacino's breakthrough role showcases an already fully formed screen presence in a dire depiction of drug addicts decades before "Kids" or "Trainspotting."
Dismissed as a gender-switch ripoff of "Stand By Me," this warmhearted drama hits all the appropriate warm-and-fuzzy notes.
This largely unremembered neo-Western features Gene Hackman as a protagonist who both upholds and eschews the traits of a conventional hero.
Now available in a 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition, "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" is simply one of the funniest and most joyous films ever made.
The next to last in the Anthony Mann / Jimmy Stewart Westerns, "The Far Country" explores the outer limits of the individualist creed of the pioneer code.