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Hidden Gem: Petulia (1968)

By the mid-1960s Richard Lester was one of America’s hottest, hip directors. After scoring hits with the Beatles movies Hard Day’s Night and Help!, he created one of the kookiest serious comedies of the dec...
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Sexy Beast (2000)

About this column: Crime films explore the people who are on the fringes of society. Each week this column will examine a different film to see how far it bends within the genre.   "I've had e...

The Happening (2008)

  About this column: Every so often a movie comes along that receives what can only be called a "critical thrashing." This column reexamines these “bad” films to see if they have any cinematic value....

The greatest threequels

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) The best threequels are ones that tie everything up at the end of a trilogy and no movie does that better than The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King...

Sylvester Stallone action movies

First Blood (1982): The majority of Stallone’s action movies are delightfully cheesy. First Blood not only isn’t corny, but is right up there with Rocky as one of Stallone’s best overall films. John Rambo (Sta...