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'The American President' and the Aesthetics of Rising NeoLiberalism

In the prescient The American President, the president and his love interest push the liberal agenda while simultaneously living in the lap of luxury. Talk about having your cake and eating it, too.

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'Flipped': Rob Reiner's Triumphant, Nostalgic Return (trailer)

After some questionable career moves (Rumor Has It..., anyone?), Reiner seems to have found his footing again in this tale of childhood romance.

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The Princess Bride: Blu-Ray

Reiner and Goldman manage to marry timeless storytelling elements with modern comedic sensibilities in such a way that it will never feel corny, old-fashioned, or dated.

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The Princess Bride: 20th Anniversary Edition

This itself modern through that little smidgen of precocious reflexivity, and a healthy does of kitsch.

Rebecca Chang
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The Bucket List

The Bucket List is the sort of movie you can watch in your sleep.

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Part 2 - Outsider Influences

TV was at a standstill. On one side -- the status quo. On the other -- the innovators from outside the mainstream. Guess who ended up winning the 'classics’ argument?

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Rumor Has It... (2005)

For a couple of minutes, such slippage between movie myths and mythic divas looks like it might turn charming, or maybe clever. But it doesn't.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Stand By Me: Deluxe Edition (1986)

Stand By Me is always worth celebrating.

Nikki Tranter
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Alex & Emma (2003)

It is Alex's fantasy into which the film and Emma's seeming interests devolve.

Cynthia Fuchs
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All in the Family: Second Season

In the case of All in the Family and Sanford and Son, 'groundbreaking' is not an overstatement.

Stephen Tropiano

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