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Hiroshima mon amour (1959)

Impressive but not engaging, “Hiroshima mon amour” is a memorable film about forgetting. Continue reading

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Woman of the Year (1942)

More a captive of its time than a watershed film, the message of “Woman of the Year” is that she needs a man to be complete. 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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Tron (1982)

It may have been a bit of ’80s cheese, but “Tron” still paved the way for a whole new realm of computer-assisted filmmaking. Continue reading

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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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