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Jersey Boys

It didn’t hit any high notes during its theatrical run, but “Jersey Boys” should be poised to be a video hit. Continue reading

This Magic Moment: Unforgiven (1992)

In this first entry of his new weekly column, Sam writes about a powerful scene in which Clint Eastwood sheds his decades-old tough-guy veneer. Continue reading

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Jersey Boys

The film version of the Broadway musical about the Four Seasons aims for the higher notes, and mostly hits them. Continue reading

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Joe Kidd (1972)

“Joe Kidd,” from an original screenplay by Elmore Leonard, goes to show that even the best of us sometimes do stuff just for a paycheck. Continue reading

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The Eiger Sanction (1975)

I’m just glad Clint Eastwood survived the early tawdry portion of his directing career — epitomized by the awful spy thriller “The Eiger Sanction.” Continue reading

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

The culmination of the Spaghetti Western genre, “The Good, the Bad and Ugly” is more a continuation of an ethos than a literal sequel. Continue reading

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For a Few Dollars More (1965)

Though it’s slim from a storytelling perspective, “For a Few Dollars More” kept the spaghetti Western party going until it could reach its culmination. Continue reading

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Trouble with the Curve

It didn’t score with critics or audiences, but “Trouble with the Curve” was one of the most emotionally evocative films of 2012. Continue reading

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A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

If John Ford used landscapes as the backdrop for his character-driven stories, then Sergio Leone’s primary canvas was the human face — preferably ravaged. Continue reading

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Where Eagles Dare (1968)

One of the most bone-headed and turgid spy thrillers you’re apt to see, containing a few neat stunts and the exceedingly rare quintuple-cross plot device. Continue reading

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