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Third Man on the Mountain (1959)

Mountain climbing is foolhardy and a worthless endeavor, but it does make for some beautiful adventure films. Continue reading

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Zardoz (1974)

The 1974 loopy cult classic is known as a stoner flick, but writer/director John Boorman actually has some profound things to say amidst the silliness. Continue reading

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Eye of the Needle (1981)

Ken Follett’s giddy page-turner is adapted into a listless and dull film, part chase picture and part mushy romance. Continue reading

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The Final Countdown (1980)

Even as a schmaltzy low-budget military/sci-fi mashup, “The Final Countdown” feels cheap and lazy. Continue reading

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Cromwell (1970)

The 1970 biopic tries too hard to turn Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I of England into antagonists. Continue reading

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The Men (1950)

Marlon Brando, Fred Zinnemann and Carl Foreman were all in the early part of their careers in “The Men,” a flawed but promising drama about paralyzed soldiers. Continue reading

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“Les Maudits” (“The Damned,” 1947)

René Clément’s long-lost World War II gem takes us aboard a submarine for a harrowing psychological journey with Nazis. Continue reading

5 yaps

The Matrix (1999)

Popcorn entertainment fused with philosophy, “The Matrix” is one of the best films of the ’90s and a prophecy for the world today. Continue reading

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The Professionals (1966)

Largely forgotten, this grim 1966 Western actioner helped make Lee Marvin a star and earned three Oscar nominations. Continue reading

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The Lady Vanishes (1938)

Erroneously described for posterity as a fast-paced thriller, “The Lady Vanishes” is Alfred Hitchcock’s cinematic equivalent of lollygagging. Continue reading

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