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  • Seven Days in Utopia (G)

    About halfway through this maudlin Sunday school lesson, Robert Duvall recites a simple prayer with such humility and quiet authority that you might wish he were doing so in a far deeper film. more...
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  • Silent Running (G)

    Douglas Trumbull's 1972 film was made well before the space-opera boom, but the seeds of George Lucas's entire career are already apparent in the three cute robots (Huey, Dewey, and Louie) created as companions for space-station engineer Bruce Dern. more...
  • Singin' in the Rain (G)

    One of the shining glories of the American musical, this 1952 feature was fabricated (by screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green) around a collection of old songs written by producer Arthur Freed and brought to bright, brash, and exuberant life by directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly. more...
  • The Sound of Music (G)

    The hills (and elevators and waiting rooms and grocery stores) are alive with the sound of Muzak—and this 1965 hit is the sort of film that reeks of emotional Muzak, the most elemental responses programmed right into the scenario. more...
  • The Straight Story (G)

    A welcome change of pace (1999) from David Lynch, based on the true story of Alvin Straight, a midwestern septuagenarian who rode 240 miles on a lawn mower to visit his estranged brother after the latter suffered a stroke. more...
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