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  • Superman
  • Poltergeist
  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  • The Wizard of Oz

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  • American Made

    ★★★★½

  • Midnight Run

    ★★★★

  • Mr. Brooks

    ★★★½

  • My Blue Heaven

    ★★★½

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  • Annie Hall

    Annie Hall

    ★★★★★

    "Don't knock masturbation. It's sex with someone I love."

    Since its release in 1977 and still-controversial Oscar victory (it won Best Picture over the monolithic Star Wars) early the following year, many movies have tried to duplicate the elusive magic of Woody Allen's first masterpiece. It goes without saying that most have come up short or failed miserably. To watch Annie Hall truly is to witness a kind of magic unfolding, an exhilarating symbiosis of writing, story, dialogue, performance, and,…

  • Halloween II

    Halloween II

    ★★★½

    Later that night...

    Picking up precisely where John Carpenter's original horror classic left off, Halloween II, for all its efforts, fails to replicate the lightning-in-a-bottle magic of its oft-imitated predecessor, but as horror followups go it stands the test of time as a more than serviceable sequel with plenty of creepy atmosphere to spare. This time around, mute masked killer Michael Myers stalks the dimly lit, stark-white corridors of Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, seeking his intended quarry, the young babysitter Laurie…

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  • Army of Darkness

    Army of Darkness

    ★★★★

    By far the silliest and most light-hearted entry in Sam Raimi's cult classic Evil Dead trilogy, Army of Darkness sees Bruce Campbell returning as hunky smart ass Ash Williams to fight the Deadites in a medieval setting. Although it suffers from a little jet lag toward the end, there are more than enough screwball thrills and memorable one-liners on display to make up for it. Fun, care-free, and endlessly re-watchable, Army of Darkness remains an enduring remnant of my misspent youth. Hail to the king, baby!

  • Se7en

    Se7en

    ★★★★★

    In 1992, an ambitious young director coming from the world of commercials and music videos eased his way into the motion picture industry with what should have been one of the most remarkable films of the 1990s. That film was Alien 3. Compared to its predecessors, it was a great disappointment, and although it has achieved a cult following of its own over the years, director David Fincher himself later disowned the film. Shortly after its completion, Fincher told reporters…