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  • Men in Black

    ★★★½

  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★½

  • Duck, You Sucker

    ★★★★½

  • The Candidate

    ★★★★

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  • Men in Black

    Men in Black

    ★★★½

    Opened 25 years ago this weekend. Totally forgot Tommy Lee Jones could be funny.

    "Cool, whatever you say, slick, but I need to tell you something about all your skills. As of right now, they mean precisely DICK."

  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

    ★★★★½

    Opened 50 years ago this week. Despite the budget cuts that began with 1971's ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES, the utterly incendiary CONQUEST manages to be the strongest of the sequels in the original franchise, even in its compromised PG-rated theatrical version that tweaked and softened the horrifically violent, blood-splattered finale that initially earned it an R rating and fared poorly with test audiences. A furious, politically-charged allegory of America at a time of great unrest, CONQUEST OF…

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  • Eaten Alive

    Eaten Alive

    ★★★★½

    Tobe Hooper's follow-up to his phenomenal breakout success with 1974's THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE might be, in hindsight, the bridge between that grim first film and the black comedy of the belated 1986 sequel THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE PART 2. EATEN ALIVE is a strange and often aggressively unpleasant masterpiece of claustrophobic madness, with Hooper deliberately using obvious soundstages, garish lighting, and a bizarre, squealing, screeching, ringing, clanging synthesizer score to convey an unsettling sense of swelter, suffocation, and terror.…