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  • Con Air

    Director Simon West hits just the right note between self-conscious silliness and real dramatic intensity in this 1997 action thriller, which uses typecast actors to make the characters' one-liners and predictable behavior resonate. more...
  • Conan the Barbarian (R)

    John Milius deserves some credit for taking this comic-book/pulp-novel adaptation fairly straight, which is no mean feat when you have hulking but warmhearted barbarians (Arnold Schwarzenegger), displaced California beach girls (Sandahl Bergman), and leaders of Busby Berkeley snake cults (James Earl Jones) populating your universe. more...
  • Convoy
  • Convoy

    The fad for citizen's band radio never took off in movies the way it was supposed to, and Sam Peckinpah seems to have been left high and dry with this 1978 trucking epic, based (as much as anything could be) on the hit single by C.W. McCall. more...
  • Clash of the Titans (PG)

    Having already covered the more domesticated Greek myths, producer Charles Schneer and animator Ray Harryhausen (Jason and the Argonauts, etc) wander into wilder territory with the myth of Perseus, but the darker imports of that grisly tale fail to register (1981). more...
  • The Crazies

    A little-seen 1973 film by George Romero (Night of the Living Dead), whose excellent work combines intense, fleshy horror with elements of fierce satire and surprisingly appropriate socioeconomic analysis--all of which is pretty impressive for a shoestring producer from Pittsburgh. more...
  • A Christmas Carol

    Robert Zemeckis applies the 3-D motion-capture animation of Beowulf (2007) and The Polar Express (2004) to the well-worn Charles Dickens tale (19 screen adaptations and counting). more...
  • Coffy (R)

    Pam Grier, with revenge on her mind and a shotgun in her hand, blasts her way through a succession of pimps, hoods, cops, pushers, and politicians in this gory, violent 1973 entry in the Brown Sugar genre. more...