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Destroyer (1988) - Real talent stuck in a cinema cellar
Hero and the Terror (1988) - Taking the fun out of entertainment
1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) - All beautiful surfaces, no discernible depth
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - Our future contained less odyssey, more oddity
2010 (1984) - Second Odyssey more down to earth
84 Charing Cross Road (1987) - Soft-focus nostalgia for lost amenities
Abdication, The (1974) - How to solve a problem like Kristina
Abyss, The (1989) - Cameron's first voyage to the bottom of the sea
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, The (1984) - Going to Planet Ten, Real soon
Air America (1990) - Making war for fun and profit
Alice in Wonderland (1976) - Wonderland visit left its mark on DeBell
Alien (1979) - Major nightmare machinery set in motion
Alien Nation (1988) - Cops serve and protect in Slagtown
Alien3 (1992) - Adult fantasy dares to be a downer
Aliens (1986) - True heroic spirit evident in Ripley's return
All That Jazz (1979) - Life affirmed in a great mortality tale
All the President's Men (1976) - All the President's Men is the five-star final
Altered States (1980) - Dr. Jekyll meets the Incredible Hulk
Always (1989) - Keeping love’s fires burning
Amadeus (1984) - Amadeus celebrates divine spark in us all
American Graffiti (1973) - . . . Because the Wolfman is everywhere . . .
And God Created Woman (1988) - Missing the potential in its plot
Android (1983) - Feeling like a new kind of human
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) - Bujold survives noise and unsubtlety
Apocalypse Now (1979) - Exposing the horror, confronting the truth
Assassination of Trotsky, The (1972) - Worlds away from the Winter Palace
Backdraft (1991) - Real role models found in fire halls
Basic Instinct (1992) - A deadly challenge to the old boys club
Batman Forever (1995) - Rearranging the heritage furnishings
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) - Corman film school's master class
Battlestar Galactica (1978) - Bonanza treks into the far beyond
Being There (1979) - Making light of messianic messages
Ben-Hur (2016) - Sanctimony with a veneer of spectacle
Best of Times, The (1986) - Arrested adolescent psycho-dramatics
Betsy, The (1978) - Classy take on the Robbins rubbish
Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (1981) - A long way from transcending genre limits
Big Fix, The (1978) - Sam Spade’s successor for the ’60s
Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966) - American values menaced by aliens
Blacula (1972) - Impossible to ignore the black arts
Blade Runner (1982) - Future noir has slick commercial touch
Blaze (1989) - Poetic licence and historic liberties taken
Blood for Dracula (Andy Warhol’s Dracula; 1974) - Unwashed unimpressed by undead
Blue Max, The (1966) - Here’s to fighting for a lost cause
Blue Steel (1990) - Director dealing in seductive violence
Blue Thunder (1983) - Glimpses of today in an '80s action epic
Body Heat (1981) - Debuting director's solid first impression
Born Losers (1967) - Achieves much by daring more
Brimstone and Treacle (1982) - An angel of mercy with an unholy agenda
Brother from Another Planet, The (1984) - Challenging take on the tabula rasa
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) - Swanson stakes out her place in Slayer history
Caligula (1979) - Protesters prolong controversial film's run
Carrie (1976) - Blood bath for a Prom Queen
Casablanca (1941) - Making the best of black and white choices
Chaplin (1992) - Emphasizing all the reasons to just smile
Chariots of Fire (1981) - The virtue and folly of sport in simpler times
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) - Mariner's mistake sets off historical debate
Cinema Sewer 31 (2018; magazine) - Truth, liberty and the pursuit of high office
Citizen Kane (1941) - Unexpected legacy of Xanadu's lord
Clockwork Orange, A (1971) - Combining coarseness and culture
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) - Hope instead of fear of first contact
Color Purple, The (1985) - Celebrating cinematic good works
Coma (1978) - Spare-parts drama a factory second
Comic Book Confidential (1988) - Chronicling comics and other outrages
Commitments, The (1991) - Not the black Irish, but Irish as Blacks
Conversation, The (1974) - Coppola puts surveillance under scrutiny
Convoy (1978) - CB song inspires interstate insurrection
Cool Breeze (1972) - As ever, diamonds are for stealing
Countess Dracula (1971) - More an allegory than shock machine
Cowboy Way, The (1994) - Black hats, white hats, hat tricks
Crazies, The (1973) - When trust is not an option
Crimson Tide (1995) - Debating the issue beneath the waves
Crusade that Cleaned Up Comics (1967) - No Hope for an historian’s interview
Cry Freedom (1987) - Martyr's tale a call to action
Dances with Wolves (1990) - Reclaiming life among the Lakota
Day of the Locust, The (1975) - Sour satire falls short of its target
Deceivers, The (1988) - Penetrating resistance to company rule
Demon Seed (1977) - Love is more than a glitch in the code
Devil and Max Devlin, The (1981) - A directionless Disney tests its limits
Devil's Brigade, The (1968) - Hollywood remembers our history for us
Dial M for Murder (1954) - Hitchcock thrills in all three dimensions
Die Hard (1988) - Celebrate the day as if it's your last
Die Hard 2 (1990) - Ultraviolence with a moral compass
Dirty Little Billy (1972) - Ugly duckling becomes an ugly duck
Don't Look Now (1973) - Shrill shocker fails to fulfill prophecies
Dracula (1979) - Family feelings save Dracula director
Dracula Sucks (1978) - Vampire no match for censor’s stake
Dragonslayer (1981) - Warming to a new screen experience
Dune (1984) - Director's vision distinctively baroque
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - Marooned alien hides in plain sight
Earthquake (1974) - Bujold makes the earth move for Heston
Ed Wood (1994) - Mythologizing Hollywood hallucinations
Eiger Sanction, The (1975) - Unsteady response to real questions
Eight Men Out (1983) - Baseball’s mythic moment of shame
Empire of the Sun (1987) - Spielberg forces hope into Ballard's tale
Empire Strikes Back, The (1980) - Changing the game made Episode V the second
Executive Action (1973) - Executive Action taken against JFK
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) - Ambitious sequel cues laugher, not screams
Exorcist, The (1973) - Scaring up the old time religion
F.I.S.T. (1978) - On the line with the world's workers
Fabulous Baker Boys, The (1989) - Baker Boy has a Happy New Year's Eve
Falling Down (1993) - Rambo gets a serio-satirical remake
Fantastic Voyage (1966) - Cold war spin on inner-space opera
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) - Meditating on middle-class deprivation
Femme Nikita, La (1990) - Fufilling a need to make things happen
Final Countdown, The (1980) - Final Countdown remembers Pearl Harbor
First Nudie Musical, The (1976) - Film revolution, with some nudity required
Flashpoint (1984) - Flashpoint in light of Winter Kills
Fog, The (1980) - Scream queen stars with Psycho mom
Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981) - Believe that good will come of doing good
Four Musketeers, The (1974) - Somber sequel's summation is slapdash
Fourth Protocol, The (1987) - Returning to some serious Russophobia
Futureworld (1976) - Outraging our sense of the sensible
Gaily, Gaily (1969) - Newsman comes of age in Chicago
Galaxina (1980) - Overstated to the point of absurdity
Gandhi (1982) - Revolution brought about by example
Ghost Dad (1990) - Dad’s demise hardly a laughing matter
Girl and the General, The (La ragazza e il generale; 1967) - Worthwhile debate reduced to clichés
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) - Mamet questions the good in greed
Glenn Miller Story, The (1954) - The sound found and a myth made
Godfather, The (1972) - Celebrating the birth of a new Hollywood
Godzilla (1985) - Tokyo survives yet another stomping
Goldengirl (1979) - Olympic competition as science project
Gone With the Wind (1939) - Old Southern myth lavishly lamented
Good Mother, The (1988) - Soap-operatic schlock from Spock
Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976) - First to the screen but least with the facts
Gorillas in the Mist: The Adventure of Dian Fossey (1988) - Her weird, wonderful life celebrated
Gray Lady Down (1978) - Praise God and General Dynamics
Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, The (1972) - Dubious Western legends ride again
Great Train Robbery, The (1979) - Victorian adventure on the right track
Great Waldo Pepper, The (1975) - War’s aftermath a flight into forgetting
Greenpeace: Voyages to Save the Whales (1976) - Easton gets shot seen around the world
Guyana - Cult of the Damned (1979) - Answers none of the questions raised
Hair (1979) - A musical past its time made timeless
Handmaid’s Tale, The (1990) - Cinematic dystopia a disappoinment
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - Off-season Allen features moments of mirth
Havana (1990) - Ambiguous new American revolution
Heavy Metal Share Offering (1980) - Heavy Metal financing based on share unit sales
Henry V (1989) - Restoring the blood and doubt to Will's work
Hercules (1983) - Moon maidens added to mythological mix
Hero (1992) - Something more than a four-letter word
Hindenburg, The (1975) - Era of the airship ends with a bang
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973) - Fuhrerbunker birthday bash beginning of end
Hoffa (1992) - Struggling with labour’s place in history
Hook (1991) - New Neverland a politically correct theme park
Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1939) - What one man can invent, another can discover
Household Saints (1993) - Man deals. God stacks the deck.
Hudsucker Proxy, The (1994) - Derivative, design-driven populism
Hunt for Red October, The (1990) - Russophobes live to fight another day
Husbands and Wives (1992) - Mock doc lacking in substance, style
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) - Director's debut recalls really big shew
Ilsa - She Wolf of the SS (1975) - Canadians finance landmark film shocker
Impromptu (1991) - Herstory is gloriously adult entertainment
Inchon (1981) - MacArthur returns as Korea's saviour
Insatiable (1980) - Crossing from Rabid to Insatiable
Inserts (1975) - Pioneers in the neoplastic arts
Invaders from Mars (1986) - First contact nightmares revisited
Jaws (1975) - Scary fish tale is a great white blockbuster
Jazz Singer, The (1927); Don Juan (1926) - It sounds like deja vu all over again
Jésus de Montréal (1989) - Examining His message in today’s world
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) - Greatest story holds up in rock retelling
JFK (1991) - Executive Action taken against JFK
Juggernaut (1974) - Survival epic sets a high standard
Jurassic Park (1993) - Devolving back to the future of fantasy
Kafka (1991) - Living the nightmare that is reality
King Kong (1933) - Uncensored ape shows savage side
King Kong (1976) - No magic in Manhattan monkeyshines
King Lear (1971) - Filmgoers ill-served by Brook's excerpts
Labyrinth (1986) - Oz among a Labyrinth of influences
Lady in Red, The (1979) - Hollywood ending still a possibility
Lady Jane (1986) - Pity the daughter of a really bad dad
Lady Macbeth (2016) - Grimm without the happily-ever-after ending
Lair of the White Worm, The (1988) - Doubling down on the entendres
Land that Time Forgot, The (1975) - Mariners put their Great War on hold
Last Boy Scout, The (1991) - Willis draws upon his inner Bogart
Last Emperor, The (1987) - Historical epic a cultural revelation
Last Man on Earth, The (1964) - Last Man was my first review
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - Understanding Empire's role in Arab insurrection
League of Their Own, A (1992) - Davis leads league in scenes stolen
Legend (1985) - Wit for Europe, violence for America
Legend of Nigger Charley, The (1972) - Exploiting American racial resentments
Leon: The Professional (1994) - Comics influenced tale of assassin's apprentice
Leonard Part 6 (1987) - Little fun to be found in spycraft satire
Les Ordres (1974) - Examining Canada's October Crisis
Lethal Weapon (1987) - Cop buddies generate thrills, laughter
Lifeforce (1985) - Close encounter includes naked shocks
Link (1986) - A special feeling for society’s outsiders
Lion of the Desert (1981) - Unsubtle epic offers teaching moment
Little Dorrit (1988) - Overlapping chronicles explore Dickensian truth
Little Night Music, A (1978) - Sondheim's joyous musical recalls bygone days
Logan's Run (1976) - Introducing shopping mall sci-fi
Longest Day, The (1962) - Today’s memories brought to you by the letter D
Looker (1981) - No such thing as an idea past its time
Lost Boys, The (1987) - Comic shocks as Dracula meets Peter Pan
Love at First Sight (1977) - Sight gags outlandish but restrained
Love Field (1992) - Ruby meets flight from Love Field
Love You! (1979) - Director attempts to legitimate porn
Macbeth (1971) - Reinventing screen Shakespeare for the 1970s
Man of La Mancha (1972) - A song of praise to real, robust beauty
Man of No Importance, A (1993) - Importance of the Wilde man within
Man Who Wasn't There, The (1983) - A Sensation, A Scene and A Smile
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) - Reanimated with style and overstatement
Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) - A woman first, and then a monarch
Massacre in Rome (1973) - Making the argument for mass murder
Matewan (1987) - Remembering the way it was . . . and is
Matinee (1993) - B-picturing Missile Crisis Fright
Maverick (1994) - Revisiting a legend of the West
Metropolis (1927/1984) - Restoration of a future seen from the past
Missouri Breaks, The (1976) - Grand old genre running out of gas
Mohammad, Messenger of God (aka The Message; 1976) - Epic attempts to bridge religious divide
Monsignor (1982) - Sinners subject of big, bold junk movie
Moonraker (1979) - Comic turn restores life to series
Morons from Outer Space (1985) - A good rule upon first contact: Don’t Panic
Mother's Boys (1994) - Even bad mothers have their day
Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976) - Humanizing this misfit team a tough job
Mr. Holmes (2015) - Fine-tuned rage against dying of the light
Much Ado About Nothing (2012) - Come. Bid me do anything for thee.
Murder By Decree (1979) - Dr. Watson as a collaborator, not a foil
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - Nostalgia overblown to perfection
Network (1976) - Seeing into broadcasting's future
Never Say Never Again (1983) - Return to Bondage a blow for independence
Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990) - Second round offers Neverending tedium
Newsies (1992) - Musical memorializes bid for fair wages
Night of the Comet (1984) - Wit, style make for a memorable Apocalypse
Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, A (1986) - Second chapter lacking in shock value
Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, A (1987) - Messy mix of supernatural & pseudo-science
Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, A (1988) - Dream girl takes on eternal killer
Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, A (1989) - The Hallowe’en party’s at 13 Elm Street
Nightmare on Elm Street, A (1984) - A new twist on the teen-killer genre
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) - Orwell's future is now our past
Nobody's Fool (1995) - What counts is doing right by kids and dogs
Norma Rae (1979) - Moments of truth worth remembering
Notorious Bettie Page, The (2006) - Witness Borne to the Passion of the Pin Up Queen
Oklahoma Crude (1973) - Civic virtue hard to find in Oil City
Once Were Warriors (1994) - Drowning in metropolitan shallows
Ordinary People (1980) - Going deep, rather than off the deep end
Out of Africa (1985) - Love blossoms in humanity's cradle
Paper Moon (1973) - Director displays canny commercial sense
Paper, The (1994) - The Paper looks for heroes in all the wrong places
Paperhouse (1988) - Real world responsibilities confronted
Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) - Kids key to director’s tale of the Kid
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) - Caught dreaming impossible dreams
Perfect (1985) - Exposing infotainment's buff underbelly
Perfect World, A (1993) - The American Way's deepest flaws examined
Peter’s Friends (1992) - The Big Chill with English accents
Physical Evidence (1989) - Challenge, change in low-tech drama
Pink Cadillac (1989) - Comic foils more scary than screwball
Pirates of Penzance, The (1983) - The very model of a modern movie musical
Platoon (1987) - Generation messed up fighting wrong war
Player, The (1992) - Beneath all the tinsel lies the real tinsel
Poltergeist (1982) - Nightmares intrude on suburban dream
Poseidon Adventure, The (1972) - Preaching the gospel of self-help
Prancer (1989) - Prancer makes glad childhood's heart
Predator (1987) - Your basic mano a monstro movie
Print the Legend - Newspapering in the movies
Private Function, A (1984) - Appetite for position, protein laid bare
Prospero's Books (1991) - Shakespeare: The Tempest Storm Version
Pulp Fiction (1994) - Fascinatingly vile, utterly irresistible creatures
Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, The (1981) - Air piracy tale played for fun and profit
Radioland Murders (1994) - Homage to radio 20 years in the making
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - A Whizzbang return to days of yesteryear
Rainbow, The (1989) - Exploring the limits of her individuality
Rapture, The (1991) - Fundamentalist's tale taken seriously
Reds (1981) - Revolution betrayed, revolutionaries mourned
Reefer Madness (1936) - Exposing true facts about devil’s weed
Return of the Jedi (1983) - Concluding with Episode VI, which arrived third
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979) - Boomers look back on basic training
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) - Discovering natural love with Victorian values
Right Stuff, The (1975) - In the footsteps of Ham, the Mercury Seven
Ritz, The (1976) - Coming to terms with homophile humour
Rob Roy (1995) - Rogue MacGregor's tale a western in kilts
Robin and Marian (1976) - Love's final arrow takes flight over Sherwood
RoboCop (1987) - Murphy's law is enforcement's future
Rocky (1976) - Wringing as many tears as it does cheers
Rollerball (1975) - Its vision of tomorrow is all too true today
Rollercoaster (1977) - Homegrown terrorist does it for dollars
Romero (1989) - Preaching the gospel of social justice
Royal Flash (1975) - Mere tongue in cheek is not enough
Ruby (1992) - Ruby meets flight from Love Field
Rude Awakening (1989) - What a difference a generation makes
Russia House, The (1990) - Caught in an historic transitional moment
S.O.B. (1981) - Expose of show biz debauchery a little late
Salome’s Last Dance (1988) - Celebrating unlicensed licentiousness
Santa Claus (1985) - Santa Claus biography kid-friendly
Saturn 3 (1980) - No controlling a sex-charged robot
Savage Messiah (1972) - Public rebellion as a work of art
Scandal (1989) - British misbehaviour in the Hollywood style
Schindler's List (1993) - Humanity recovered in the face of tragedy
Scrooged (1988) - Scaring the Dickens out of a Scrooge
Self/less (2015) - Rich add death dodging to tax avoidance
Shampoo (1975) - Making America fashionable again
Shining, The (1980) - Slumming artist's schlocker
Shoot the Moon (1982) - Bailing on their California dream
Siddhartha (1972) - Truth reduced to a philosophical fairy tale
Silent Running (1972) - Film foresees danger to future's forest
Slap Shot (1977) - Polite Canadian myths shattered
Slaughter (1972) - Body counting one way to stay awake
Smokey and the Bandit - Part 3 (1983) - Spectacular stunts in search of a story
Sneakers (1992) - Computer security as comic concept
Soldier’s Story, A (1984) - Testing our emotional growth and maturity
Son of Dracula (1974) - Between rock and the shock place
Sound of Music, The (1965) - Nuns, Nazis, kids bring life to the hills
Speed (1994) - Bus thriller Sandy's big breakthrough
Splash (1984) - Mythic maiden inspires movie magic
Star 80 (1983) - Every man’s fantasy a true-life tragedy
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) - Nimoy Directs us to a whale of a good time
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) - Seeking what lies on the other side
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) - A fine finale, though hardly the end
Star Trek: Generations (1994) - Fans make the trek into Sci Fi's future
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) - TV spin-off reunites final frontiersmen
Star Wars (1977) - Only afterwards did the first become the fourth
Stewardesses, The (1968/81) - Separating the facts from the artifact
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) - Boy’s best friend serves and protects
Street Smart (1987) - Newsman's methods, motives examined
Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951) - Confronting the beast in American culture
Stunt Man, The (1980) - Behind the curtain at the moment of creation
Super Fly (1972) - Living the urban black American Dream
Talk Radio (1988) - Listening to a country in deep trouble
Tankerbomb (1978; doc) - Pipeline proposals threaten environment
Telefon (1977) - Bronson sent to put down the Telefon
Ten Commandments, The (1956) - DeMille's second go at Exodus his final act of excess
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) - Terminator sequel seriously entertaining
Terminator, The (1984) - Mayhem master makes high-tech debut
This Is Cinerama (1952) - Putting the “big” in big-screen movies
Three Musketeers, The (1973) - Never a dull moment in Lester's film
Thunderheart (1992) - Investigating a third world in America
Ticket to Heaven (1981) - Cult addiction a crisis of our times
Time Bandits (1981) - Literate laughter, and not just for kids
To the Devil, a Daughter (1976) - Tepid take on an underground of evil
Together Brothers (1974) - Develops situations, not characters
Tommy (1975) - See me! Feel me! Touch me! Heal me!
Total Recall (1990) - Looking ahead to the tech of today
Towering Inferno, The (1974) - Disaster shocks taken to new heights
Tremors (1990) - Creature feature that's fast and funny
True Confessions (1981) - Resolving conflicts with brotherly love
Turk 182! (1985) - Breaking social contract has consequences
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) - Travels through Serling's dimension
Under Fire (1983) - Good guys, bad guys and cheap shrimp
Under the Volcano (1984) - Briton's binge falls short of high tragedy
Unforgiven (1992) - An American auteur's greatest hit
Up 'n' Coming (1983) - How stars are made, not born
Uptown Saturday Night (1974) - An impressive package of comic talent
Vincent & Theo (1990) - Altman's Van Gogh portrait goes for the grit
W.C. Fields and Me (1976) - Love, but little sympathy for a devil
Walker (1987) - America's God-given rights questioned
WarGames (1983) - Hacking into old-school movie magic
Westworld (1973) - Interesting ideas given bland presentation
Where the Buffalo Roam (1980) - A muse for crazy, committed times
While You Were Sleeping (1995) - A pleasure to see it play out
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) - Learning to embrace her own strength
White Palace (1990) - Hedging bets, indulging in misdirection
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) - Animation's greatest stars celebrated
Windwalker (1980) - Respecting that which has been lost
Winter Kills (1979) - Flashpoint in light of Winter Kills
Xanadu (1980) - Mysterious misfire from a decent director
Yentl (1983) - Diva-director's debut a charming oddity
Young Guns II (1990) - Charisma not the same as having a plan
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) - Pulp thrills in place of deductive skills
Young Winston (1972) - Modern touches at odds with epic approach
Zelly and Me (1988) - Surviving pre-teen separation anxiety
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