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  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (PG)

    Terry Gilliam's third fantasy feature (1989) may not achieve all it reaches for, but it goes beyond Time Bandits and Brazil in its play with space and time, and as a children's picture it offers a fresh and exciting alternative to the Disney stranglehold on the market. more...
  • Airplane! (PG)

    An old Paramount programmer, Hall Bartlett's Zero Hour (1957), remade in 1980 as a sketch comedy by writer-directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, and Jerry Zucker (Top Secret!, Ruthless People). more...
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (PG)

    Something of a departure for Martin Scorsese, this 1974 drama is a stylistically flashy account of a widow and mother (Ellen Burstyn) pursuing a new life, which includes singing in southwestern saloons and Kris Kristofferson. more...
  • All of Me (PG)

    Pairing of two goofy comics with independent styles might seem like a recipe for disaster, but the wacky plot premise of this hilarious Carl Reiner comedy makes it work, and Steve Martin and Lily Tomlin are seen pretty much at their peak (1984). more...
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  • Autumn Tale (PG)

    At once complex and gentle, this 1998 feature concludes Eric Rohmer's “Tales of the Four Seasons” series and is one of the best films of his career. more...
  • Back to the Future (PG)

    Director Robert Zemeckis confronts the oedipal heart of the time-travel genre with this zestfully tasteless 1985 tale about a teenager (Michael J. Fox) who's projected back to 1955 and then must arrange the romance of his parents—even though mom (Lea Thompson) seems more interested in her handsome son-of-the-future than in his potential pop, a groveling nerd. more...
  • Bananas (PG)

    Woody Allen was no more felicitous a director in 1971 than later, but this is still one of his best pictures, if only because his limited ambitions (to make a funny movie) match his limited abilities. more...
  • Barry Lyndon (PG)

    All of Stanley Kubrick's features look better now than when they were first released, but Barry Lyndon, which fared poorly at the box office in 1975, remains his most underrated. more...
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  • Le Beau Mariage (PG)

    The second installment of Eric Rohmer's "Comedies and Proverbs" is, like The Aviator's Wife, a study in destructive imagination and the limitations of personal perspectives—which is to say that the characters talk as much as they did in the "Six Moral Tales," but no one really hears what they're saying. more...
  • Being There (PG)

    Peter Sellers gives one of his finest portrayals as an untutored victim of environmental isolation, living his life entirely within the walls of a Washington house and its garden, with television providing his only link to the outside world. more...