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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
Robert De Niro stars as David "Noodles" Aaronson in Sergio Leone's epic "Once Upon a Time in America," a 1984 release from The Ladd Company.

Class of 1984: “Once Upon a Time in America”

In its proper form, Sergio Leone's magnum opus becomes a masterpiece of haunting introspection, temporal misdirection, potent symbolism and unremitting power.
Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams star as Walter and Margaret Keane in Tim Burton's "Big Eyes," distributed by The Weinstein Company.

Big Eyes

Disabuse yourself of the "automatic awards contender" notion, and simply enjoy this peppy, punchy, poignant and powerfully acted surprise from Tim Burton.

Academy Award nominee Quvenzhané Wallis is Annie in 2014's "Annie," a Sony Pictures release.

Annie (2014)

"Never slow your roll," Annie is told in this modern-day update. Here's hoping Quvenzhané Wallis heeds the advice, too. She's all that treats instead of tricks.
Helen Slater takes flight as Supergirl in 1984's "Supergirl," a Tri-Star Pictures release.

Class of 1984: “Supergirl”

With catastrophe rotting the marrow of its bones, "Supergirl" exemplifies why we should be OK with waiting to ensure we get a great female superhero movie.

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Dumb and Dumber To

Although it’s hardly a personal record for anyone involved, “Dumb and Dumber To” shows that sporadic and unsteady can still finish the race, too.
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Class of 1984: “The Terminator”

Even flying by the seat of his skinflint pants, James Cameron created a classic — one so embedded in our culture it feels like we’ve had it more than 30 years.

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John Wick

"John Wick" holds no candle to Keanu Reeves' holy trinity of action films, but it should count as time off for good behavior from his stint in movie jail.
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Dracula Untold

Dracula is recast as a prefab straight-arrow hero. In other, stranger words you wouldn’t think could possibly be strung together, a safer, cuddlier Dracula.