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  • The Godfather
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Seven Samurai
  • Casablanca

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  • War Hunt

    ★★★½

  • Die Hard 2

    ★★★

  • Ascension

    ★★★★

  • Captain Nova

    ★★½

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  • War Hunt

    War Hunt

    ★★★½

    Though John Saxon receives top billing in this 1962 war film, it's probably most memorable as Robert Redford's first big screen appearance. He plays a fresh replacement who arrives at a weary front line unit in Korea that's nervously waiting the anticipated truce. He soon comes into conflict with a psychotic soldier (Saxon) who engages in unauthorized solo night missions and clearly is not ready for the war to end.

    Like Don Seigels' "Hell is For Heroes," which came out…

  • Die Hard 2

    Die Hard 2

    ★★★

    Not nearly as much fun as the first film, though still worth a watch for those who enjoyed what is probably the best-remembered action film of the 1980's. Many callbacks to the first film include a Christmas setting, McClane's wife in peril, and terrorists with a hidden agenda. This time we're at Dulles airport and McClane gets to tangle with the bumbling bureaucrats in person (Dennis Franz, Fred Thompson) as he tries to avert disaster. Overall not a bad film...…

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  • The Seventh Seal

    The Seventh Seal

    ★★★★★

    Weird movie. Takes place near the sea, but there wasn't a single seal.

  • Star Wars

    Star Wars

    ★★★★½

    There's not much new to be said about one of the best sci-fi action adventure flicks of all time. Quippy dialog and hammy acting rooted in the classic mid-20th century sci-fi serials, a fast-moving story, rousing music and spectacular special effects all combine in a nearly flawless way for the cinematic experience of a lifetime. The film industry has changed quite a bit since then in terms of visual technique and digital effects, but the basic storytelling really doesn't get…