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Five Came Back (1939)

by Christopher Lloydon September 6, 2010
This low-budget 1939 adventure starring Lucille Ball, Chester Morris and John Carradine set the standard for decades of disaster flicks.

Aliens (1986)

by Christopher Lloydon August 30, 2010
James Cameron's suspenseful follow-up to Ridley Scott's atmospheric horror-film-in-space remains the perfect summer movie.

An American Crime (2007)

by Christopher Lloydon August 23, 2010
The movie about the most horrifying crime in Indianapolis history drew some infamy of its own.

Les Misérables (1935)

by Christopher Lloydon August 16, 2010
Though a worthy effort, the 1935 version of "Les Misérables" is a ghostly shadow of a great story, whispered over a tremendous distance.

A Price Above Rubies (1998)

by Christopher Lloydon August 9, 2010
Boaz Yakin's sophomore film stars Renee Zellweger as a young Hasidic Jew woman constrained by her arranged marriage.

Beauty and the Beast (1946)

by Christopher Lloydon August 2, 2010
Visually sumptuous, Jean Cocteau's "Beauty and the Beast" clearly influenced the Disney animated version.

Odd Man Out (1947)

by Christopher Lloydon July 26, 2010
Before "The Third Man," Carol Reed directed this film noir-ish thriller starring James Mason as an IRA chief on the run.

Black Narcissus

by Austin Lugaron July 23, 2010
One of the most beautiful films still remains powerful after 60 years.

The Sugarland Express (1974)

by Christopher Lloydon July 19, 2010
Steven Spielberg's first feature film launched the career of arguably the most successful modern director.

Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)

by Christopher Lloydon July 12, 2010
This stolid Korean War drama about Navy pilots lends insight into the changing cinematic depiction of war after 1945.