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Monte Walsh (1970)

Less a plot-driven Western oater, “Monte Walsh” is more a slow-moving but satisfying contemplation on the end days of the cowboy life. Continue reading

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The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Alec Guinness, best known for his dramatic roles, shone in a decade of Ealing Studios comedies like “The Man in the White Suit.” Continue reading

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Tokyo Joe (1949)

In an era when Hollywood loved cut-and-dry endings, “Tokyo Joe” is notable for the way Humphrey Bogart never steps fully into the light. Continue reading

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Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)

Despite an overly romanticized first half, “Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo” turns out to be one riveting war picture. Continue reading

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The Lost Weekend (1945)

“The Lost Weekend” is an uncompromising look at alcoholism in an era when addiction was swept under the rug of polite society. Continue reading

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The Wings of Eagles (1957)

A cinematic tribute to naval commander/screenwriter Frank “Spig” Wead that feels like a CliffsNotes version of a man’s life. Continue reading

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No Highway in the Sky (1951)

An early progenitor of the airline- and disaster-film genres, “No Highway in the Sky” turns out not to be skilled at either one of them. Continue reading

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Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

An exquisitely acted slice of cinematic comfort food, “Driving Miss Daisy” marked the coda of one great acting career and the rise of another. Continue reading

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The Long Voyage Home

A curious animal, this adaptation of a Eugene O’Neill play stars John Wayne as a tertiary character in a salty seaborne tale. Continue reading

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Murphy’s War (1971)

“Murphy’s War” has the bones of a great movie but forgets to add the flesh. Continue reading

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