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The Hand (1960)

An execrable piece of British horror most notable for the total lack of scares and utter impenetrability of its plot.

The Long and Short of It: ‘Reds’

Here's this column's first film whose length feels excessive. It's a quietly devastating, intimate love story swallowed up in a stilted political epic.

Deliverance

John Boorman's adventure thriller still stands as one of the greatest films of the '70s.

The Long and Short of It: ‘Meet Joe Black’

This sumptuous romantic fantasy gets a lot of flak for its length. But the measured pace feels fitting for a film about how every minute matters.

The King of Comedy

The illnesses of idolatry and obsessive fixation have never been stripped down and shown so skillfully on film.
Holly Hunter (left) and Nicolas Cage star in "Raising Arizona," a 1987 film directed by Joel Coen and produced by Ethan Coen.

Class of 1987: ‘Raising Arizona’

Hardly a lark, “Raising Arizona” is a story of loneliness, love, legacy and regret while remaining the Coens' most poignant, humane and hilarious work yet.

The Long and Short of It: ‘The English Patient’

An admirable epic, but its attempt to feel like an old classic clashes with the more contemporary grit at the dark heart of the story.

Buried Treasures: Head

This wild, hallucinatory drug-trip of a movie features the Monkees trashing their clean-cut image.