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  • Annie (PG)

    John Huston is listed as director of this elephantine Ray Stark production, based on the Broadway musical (which was based, in turn, on Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie comic strip), but this is the kind of overproduced monolith in which even better directors can easily lose their way. more...
  • Apollo 13 (PG)

    Ron Howard directed this 1995 adaptation of Lost Moon, astronaut Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger's book about the harrowing flight of Apollo 13. more...
  • The Bear (PG)

    A 1989 adventure story about bears, produced by Claude Berri, directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud (Quest for Fire), and adapted by Gerard Brach from James Oliver Curwood's novel The Grizzly King. more...
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  • Boyfriends and Girlfriends (PG)

    The sixth of Eric Rohmer's "Comedies and Proverbs" series—witty and dry in the usual Rohmer manner—is set in a wealthy Parisian suburb and focuses on two female friends, their boyfriends, and the shifting relationships among the four characters, which are handled with both tact and geometrical precision (1987). more...
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  • Field of Dreams (PG)

    Well-made treacle (1989), adapted by writer-director Phil Alden Robinson from W.P. Kinsella's novel Shoeless Joe. more...
  • Good Night, and Good Luck (PG)

    This claustrophobic drama about CBS journalist Edward R. Murrow facing down Joseph McCarthy in the early 50s delivers a timely lesson on cold-war hysteria, media politics, and journalistic courage, though the strong dichotomy between good and evil sometimes suggests a classic western. more...
  • Something Wicked This Way Comes (PG)

    After all the free advertising Ray Bradbury had given Walt Disney over the years, the Disney studio finally returned the compliment in 1983 by letting him write his own adaptation of his fantasy novel and giving his script a polished, respectful treatment, including tasteful direction by Jack Clayton. more...
  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream (PG)

    Francis Coppola's stylish and heartfelt tribute to the innovative automobile designer Preston Thomas Tucker turns out to be one of his most personal and successful movies. more...