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MOVIE REVIEWS
 
THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY, Linda Hunt, Mel Gibson, 1982, (c) MGM/courtesy Everett Collection

The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)

"The Year of Living Dangerously" is a grand and grim reminder of our capacities for hope and despair, and that you don't need a lot of words to convey big ideas.
It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World -- featured image

It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

"It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" is one giant, excessive, madcap, slapstick, over-the-top romp.

None But the Brave - featured

None But the Brave (1965)

Frank Sinatra's only effort in the director's chair resulted in a ham-handed anti-war film with noble intentions but a complete lack of subtlety.
Some Came Running - featured

Some Came Running (1958)

A misguided attempt to recapture magic in a bottle, "Some Came Running" is a poor vehicle for Frank Sinatra and a narrative mess.

From the Terrace - featured

From the Terrace (1960)

This largely forgotten melodrama takes a bold look at marital infidelity and divorce, starring the great Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward.
Bedazzled - featured

Bedazzled (1967)

"Bedazzled" is a fun movie, clever and smart with a few things to say underneath the snickering.

No Way Out - featured

No Way Out (1950)

A bold examination of mid-century race relations amidst a potboiler, "No Way Out" is one of those good movies that gets better the more you think about it.
Dr. Strangelove -- Featured Image

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" is perhaps the greatest satirical dark comedy ever made. It ranks as a classic.