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William of Baskerville (Sean Connery) and Adso of Melk (Christian Slater) contemplate clues to a murder in "The Name of the Rose," a 1986 adaptation of Umberto Eco's novel.

Class of 1986: ‘The Name of the Rose’

Umberto Eco's assessment of this movie is unkind, but his book hasn't been stripped down to a tawdry whodunit. Here, the whydunit matters as much, if not more.
From one Immortal to another, Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez (Sean Connery) mentors Connor MacLeod (Christopher Lambert) in "Highlander," Russell Mulcahy's Cannon Films cult classic from 1986.

Class of 1986: ‘Highlander’

Before it came to a thudding halt, the rich world of “Highlander” — in all its bombast and bereavement — was, and still is, worth getting lost in for two hours.

Richard Attenborough directing a scene from "A Bridge Too Far."

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

Virtually forgotten on American shores, "A Bridge Too Far" is perhaps the last of the great World War II epics made.
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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.

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British Film Focus

Two very different British comedians now on the big screen, a crazed clown and Danny Boyle's new minder bender.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: Unofficial Bonds and Official Rankings

Nick's weekly recap of the Bond films ends with the unofficial 007 movies and rankings of Bond's official lovers, villains, songs and movies, including Skyfall.


The Bond Legacy

Nick Rogers, Joe Shearer and Christopher Lloyd discuss the James Bond cinematic legacy as "Skyfall" lands in theaters.
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Expectations for Skyfall

It's been 50 years since the first Bond film was released. What's in store for the franchise in number 23?


You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Octopussy”

James Bond is back ... and old. In Roger Moore's second-worst outing, the biggest problem is selling this particular 55-year-old actor as a man of action.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Diamonds Are Forever”

"Diamonds" is less about Sean Connery's grand finale and more about James Bond's birth into the free-spirited 1970s. Fitfully amusing, but still small-time.


You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “You Only Live Twice”

After the turgid "Thunderball," this stunner rights Bond's ship with imaginative action, impeccable design and flourishes that bury the needle on coolness.

You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “From Russia with Love”

Mostly bereft of action for 90 minutes and with a smaller-scale villainous plot, "Russia" is far from the biggest Bond. But it is atop the list of the best.


You Only Live Twenty-Thrice: “Dr. No”

Nick's weekly look back at the James Bond series begins with "Dr. No," comparatively low-key to subsequent films but a fascinating look at Bond before "Bond."

Heroes of the Zeroes: Finding Forrester

"Finding Forrester" — Gus van Sant's tale of literary inspiration — continues Nick Rogers' daily, alphabetical look back at the 365 best films of 2000-2009.