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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Jaws
  • The Shining
  • The Long Goodbye

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  • The Missionary

    ★★★½

  • The Abyss

    ★★★★

  • Beetlejuice

    ★★★½

  • Mid-August Lunch

    ★★★

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  • Hickey & Boggs

    Hickey & Boggs

    Al Hickey and Frank Boggs are two fallen knights who have lost their way in a world without morals and honor, but especially a world that doesn't pay them near enough of a living wage. They are like an old married couple sick of each other's predictable company- as they are preparing for a potentially dangerous meeting each with a .44 magnum, Boggs (Culp) nags Hickey (Cosby) about bothering with a holster. Hickey rolls his eyes yet he complies and…

  • Slap Shot

    Slap Shot

    "You do that [slashing, high-sticking, etc.], you go to the box, you know. Two minutes, by yourself, you know and you feel shame.

    And then you become free."

    I've previously only thought of Slapshot as just a really funny foul-mouthed sports movie- those Hanson Brothers and their zany antics and such. This time around I was taken aback at the high quality of direction by George Roy Hill and his bringing to life the brilliant script by Nancy Dowd. She…

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  • The Godfather

    The Godfather

    The best episode of "The Offer" so far. The guy who plays Al Pacino looks so much like him it's scary.

  • The Last Movie Stars

    The Last Movie Stars

    The epic story of a simple married couple- Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman- who kept a relationship and raised a family while conquering Hollywood and Broadway ill death do they part. Director Ethan Hawke makes damn sure JW gets her due as her great acting career was eclipsed by her husband, "Those Blue Eyes "The Smile" "Butch Cassidy" "Cool Hand Luke".

    Hawke's overall direction and editing deftly allows the story to flow, if not exactly chronologically then thematically. Newman's drinking…

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