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  • The Wild Bunch
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • The Godfather
  • The Warriors

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  • The Carpetbaggers

    ★★½

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    ★★★½

  • My Salinger Year

    ★½

  • Stalag 17

    ★★

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  • The Carpetbaggers

    The Carpetbaggers

    It's hard to like George Peppard, no matter what role he plays. That's not a problem in a war movie like the Blue Max. He's playing a flyer so mean that his own side wants to kill him halfway through the film. But in this story, he's supposed to be some sort of misunderstood tycoon. And everyone outshines him. Everyone! Elizabeth Ashley plays his wife, and she's got a genuinely winning personality, playful and tender, one half Audrey Hepburn in…

  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

    A Star Wars adventure for people who really don't like Star Wars. The silliness is kept at a minimum, the lovable robot is not too cute, and for once the explosive action doesn't overshadow the cost of victory or the poignant sense of loss.

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  • Dirty Harry

    Dirty Harry

    A timeless classic about a dirty cop who fights dirty and refuses to compromise with evil. Everyone remembers Eastwood and the Magnum, but what they don't remember is the haunting jazz score, the nighttime shadows, and the relentless suspense. Don Siegel was an amazing director and Clint Eastwood couldn't have had a better teacher.

  • Easy Rider

    Easy Rider

    Why is Easy Rider so good? Let's pose the question another way. Why hasn't it dated?

    Notice that the Vietnam War is never mentioned, not even once. No veterans or draft dodgers identify themselves as such. There's much more racial tension in the chilling diner scene than talk about the war. I don't even think the word "peace" is ever mentioned. And certainly no one ever flashes the famous two-fingered peace sign.

    See why this hasn't dated?

    The other attractive…