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The Final Countdown (1980)

Even as a schmaltzy low-budget military/sci-fi mashup, “The Final Countdown” feels cheap and lazy. Continue reading

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Champion (1949)

This gritty boxing drama, though it hasn’t aged well, earned an Oscar nom for Kirk Douglas and established many of the patterns of the genre. 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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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)

It’s a bit hokey, but 1954’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” has stood as the quintessential version of Jules Verne’s novel. Continue reading

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Spartacus (1960)

The 1960 epic about a Roman slave revolt was disavowed by director Stanley Kubrick, but it remains one of his finest films. Continue reading

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Lust for Life

Hollywood loves the notion that all artists must suffer to achieve greatness, and “Lust for Life” is full-bore leap into Vincent Van Gogh’s misery. Continue reading