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Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd star in 1987's "Dragnet," a Universal Pictures release.

Class of 1987: ‘Dragnet’

“Dragnet” is pokey next to its peers. Then again, like many prototypes, it’s a merely sufficient expression of possibility without refinement of later versions.

Beatriz at Dinner

A caustic comedy of manners that cuts down the American elite, this film fills the theater with a timely chill.

The Last Days of Patton (1986)

The great life of Gen. George S. Patton deserved a final chapter on film, but had to settle for this made-for-TV version.

Vertigo

Not the top-of-the-line Hitchcock, but 1958's "Vertigo" is always worth another look.

Jeff Taylor (Kurt Russell) finds himself in way over his head in "Breakdown," a 1997 thriller from Paramount Pictures.

Class of 1997: ‘Breakdown’

In the “Class of …” series, Nick Rogers takes a monthly look back at films celebrating either their 20th or 30th anniversary of initial release this year — six from 1997 and seven from 1987 (the extra in a forthcoming double-feature column). The rules: No Oscar nominees and no films that were among either year’s top-10 box-office […]

The Long and Short of It: ‘The Godfather Part III’

It stands as a poignant bookend to a hefty cinematic saga — and the film that brought Film Yapper Sam Watermeier into the world.

The Station Agent

This touching slice-of-life film jumpstarted the careers of Peter Dinklage and Bobby Cannavale.

The Long and Short of It: ‘The Postman’

Yes, it's definitely flawed, but Kevin Costner's epic flop doesn't fail to deliver some goods.