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Island in the Sky (1953)

A flat and rather unemotional drama, “Island in the Sky” features John Wayne in an early progenitor of the disaster flick genre. Continue reading

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The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)

A morality play on the dusty prairie, “The Ox-Bow Incident” is a lean and often enthralling Western drama. Continue reading

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Wings (1927)

The original Best Picture Oscar winner remains eminently watchable in a fantastic new restoration for its first release on DVD/Blu-ray. Continue reading

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Yellow Sky (1948)

“Yellow Sky” is a solid Western, but it’s even better when considered for its powerful subtext. Continue reading

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Darby’s Rangers (1958)

Never have I seen a military drama so done in by sex. Romance is not a recurring distraction in “Darby’s Rangers”; the battle scenes interrupt the mush. Continue reading

Beau Geste

This 1939 classic mixes rollicking adventure with sand-strewn heartbreak, as three brothers join a Foreign Legion outpost ruled by a sadistic sergeant. Continue reading

A Star Is Born

The original story of a rising star who eclipses her lover starring Janet Gaynor and Fredric March was remade twice, once with Judy Garland and again with Barbra Streisand. Continue reading