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Of Mice and Men (1939)

The 1939 film, the first major adaptation of a John Steinbeck book, has seen its reputation unfairly fade with time. Continue reading

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Wings of Desire (1987)

Wim Wenders’ romantic fantasia about angels envying the humans they watch over is a better idea for a movie than the one they made. Continue reading

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Dodes’ka-den (1970)

Akira Kurosawa’s gentle fable about life in a shantytown is a celebration of humanity’s glorious imperfections. Continue reading

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Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Considered one of Preston Sturges’ best, “Hail the Conquering Hero” plays like a sitcom circa 1944. Continue reading

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A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

This well-regarded British romance/drama about a pilot appealing to Heaven for a reprieve is dippy, daffy and overrated. Continue reading

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

Like most of Terry Gilliam’s films, watching “The Adventures of Baron Munchausen” makes one feel young again. Continue reading

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The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)

The 1951 heist/comedy is less about the caper than two bored men having a great adventure. Continue reading

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Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

“Slaughterhouse-Five” is a surprisingly good adaptation of a very literary experience. Continue reading

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Dark Passage (1947)

“Dark Passage” is notable for letting the audience see through Humphrey Bogart’s eyes, and letting those eyes gaze upon Lauren Bacall. Continue reading

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The Bicycle Thief (1948)

More than 60 years later, the pathos and unornamented humanity of “The Bicycle Thief” — or “Thieves,” if you prefer — retains its sentimental power. Continue reading

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