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‘Prime Cut’ Is Proof That the ‘70s Is American Cinema’s Greatest Decade

Like many great American films of the '70s, Prime Cut tackles major social issues through the lens of realism.

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16 Mar 2009 // 9:59 PM

French Connection 1 & 2

Watching the original with its sequel draws attention to the subtle but inarguably greater care Friedkin brought to the earlier film.

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Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust

So important did the US government consider some filmmakers’ work that after liberation, film crews went into concentration camps even before medical teams.

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30 Apr 2008 // 11:00 PM

Bonnie and Clyde

This film carries a bedrock rebelliousness and shocking ugliness that firmly resonates today.

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Time Encapsulating: The Best DVDs of 2006

From solid single issues to amazingly complete film and television compilations, the works highlighted here argue for DVD's continued importance.

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16 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Reds (1981)

Warren Beatty's personal best film stands among the most spectacular films of the '80s and has retained its dignity with age.

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1 Jul 2005 // 1:00 AM

Prime Cut (1972)

Prime Cut is like a giant absurdist painting.

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Get Shorty (Special Edition) (1995)

Sonnenfeld keeps all of this under two hours by cutting the movie at a dazzling clip. The film moves like Travolta, quickly and with style.

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16 Oct 2003 // 1:00 AM

Runaway Jury (2003)

Besieged by John Grishamish plot twisties, the actors in Runaway Jury do their best to fashion an emotional coherence.

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8 Nov 2001 // 3:00 PM

Heist (2001)

[David Mamet's] language, severe and spare, actually sounds quite human comin

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Under Suspicion (2000)

There's not much in this film that's subtle, but it does actually have something thoughtful to say about the ways that we perceive and assume truth, or the ways we might be convinced of some untruth because of our own anxieties. What you see can be -- and usually is -- deceiving.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

It is The Royal Tenenbaums's hyperbole that both makes the fantasy so lively and reveals the self-delusions at its foundation.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Replacements' particular spin on the relationship between unions and management is simplistic and, more often than not, spurious.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Replacements' particular spin on the relationship between unions and management is simplistic and, more often than not, spurious.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Mexican (2001)

'The Mexican' follows the turbulent near-end of the relationship between hapless Mafia gopher Jerry Welbach (Brad) and his obsessive, psycho-babbling girlfriend Samantha Barzel (Julia), who reduces everything in her life to 'blame-shifting' and others' inability to express their emotions.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Mexican (2001)

On its good-looking surface (being well-composed and carefully lit), 'The Mexican' is a love story.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

The Mexican (2001)

On its good-looking surface (being well-composed and carefully lit), 'The Mexican' is a love story.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Heartbreakers (2001)

Longtime 'Simpsons' writer and executive producer David Mirkin's predilection for wickedly witty cartoonishness is only slightly tempered in his live-action movies.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Behind Enemy Lines (2001)

American consumers need to get on with the slam-bang business of (mediated) life.

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