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Stanley Tucci (center) and Tony Shalhoub (right) play bickering brothers running a restaurant — while busboy Cristiano (Marc Anthony) toils away — in 1996's "Big Night," a comedy drama from the Samuel Goldwyn Company.

Class of 1996: ‘Big Night’

A food film that also understands the push & pull, the pains & pleasures, and the insistent call of “the American dream” without speechifying or simplifying.
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The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

An overlong, overly maudlin example of Golden Age filmmaking, a four-hankie weepie — I laughed, I cried, I couldn't wait for it to end.

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After Dark, My Sweet

A dark, intransigent look at three lonely, emotionally drained characters who would do anything for money.
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.

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Buried Treasures: Crash

"Crash" is nothing short of the greatest film about race relations ever made.
Charlie (Jeff Daniels) and Audrey (Melanie Griffith) put on a good show for her mother in "Something Wild," a 1986 Orion Pictures release directed by Jonathan Demme.

Class of 1986: ‘Something Wild’

One of Jonathan Demme's masterworks — just spiky enough to draw blood and an uncommonly gripping romance about rebellion, reinvention … and maybe redemption.

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Gil Birmingham, “Hell or High Water”

Actor Gil Birmingham of "Hell or High Water" sits down with The Film Yap to talk about this new neo-Western and his unlikely career.
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The Gladiator Sequel that Never was: A film to end all films

If you have never seen Ridley Scott’s Gladiator epic from 2000, you have missed out on a truly seminal movie. Starring the brilliant Russell Crowe as the courageous Maximus Decimus Meridius, Gladiator boasted a superb narrative while it revived the careers of Crowe, Joaquin Pheonix and director Ridley Scott.   The ending of this film […]

The Phantom (Billy Zane) and his trusty steed, Hero, battle evil forces in "The Phantom," a 1996 Paramount Pictures action-adventure directed by Simon Wincer.

Class of 1996: ‘The Phantom’

Considering its lack of personality in hindsight, perhaps “The Phantom” would have been better served betting the house on its old-school aesthetic.
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Film on Vinyl: ’90s Cartoon Classics

The '90s gave birth to some of the best cartoons every created, and Enjoy the Ride Records has bottled them all up into one amazing compilation.