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Once Upon a Time in America (1984) June 15, 2014

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2013 #38

Sergio Leone’s intimate epic, reviewed in what is now its middle-length version.

April 2014 + 5 Favourite Films From 1986 May 1, 2014

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It’s my birthday and I’ll list some films I like from the year I was born if I want to.

Day of the Dead (1985) October 30, 2013

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2013 #95

It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new film, and we’re feeling nihilistic.

Akira (1988) August 5, 2013

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2013 #61a

A decade after I first saw it, Akira re-evaluated.

Animalympics (1980) July 31, 2013

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2013 #16

Last weekend marked one year since the start of the London 2012 Olympics, which is the closest I’m going to get to a meaningful time to post this review…

The Naked Gun (1988) July 30, 2013

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2013 #47

From the files of Police Squad comes a classic Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker comedy.

It’s on Film4 (and Film4 HD) tonight at 11:25pm.

Big Trouble in Little China (1986) April 11, 2013

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2013 #22

The ’80s cult classic gets the drabble treatment from an unconvinced me…

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