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The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020): Oscar Embarrassment

The Trial of the Chicago 7 is further proof that we should bury Sorkin next to Chayefsky until we get The Social Network II. Younger people will cringe at elements of this film, while boomers will str...

8.1 Great
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The Great Caruso (1951) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

The Great Caruso was MGM’s biggest hit of 1951 and that means nothing 70 years later. Enrico Caruso was a big singing star of the early 20th Century who died young. So, why not have the next Car...

8.5 Great
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Mank (2020) [Terribly Indulgent Movies That Matter review]

Mank is Walk Hard for the TCM crowd. While that might be a dismissive Film Twitter take, it’s not that far off. But, why? I’ll go one better. Why does it not matter? Hollywood is in love w...

9.9 Amazing
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Sunrise at Campobello (1960) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

He led America's battles against the Depression and the Axis powers - and won. But first Franklin Delano Roosevelt fought a personal battle against polio that would either destroy him - or arm him for...

8.4 Great
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Tennessee Johnson (1942) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

During Hollywood's golden era, biographical dramas were often a big box-office draw, and Tennessee Johnson gave M-G-M an opportunity to showcase the impressive skills of studio newcomer Van Heflin, wh...

8 Great
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Sergeant York [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Torn between religious pacifism and patriotism, Alvin York of Tennessee went on to become World War I's most acclaimed hero. As the simple backwoods farm boy who captured 132 German soldiers during th...

9.2 Amazing
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Richard Jewell: Best of 2019 #13 review

American security guard Richard Jewell saves many lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.

9.7 Amazing
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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel.

9.7 Amazing
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Street Survivors: The True Story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash

In 1977, a plane carrying Southern rock legends LYNYRD SKYNYRD mysteriously runs out of gas mid-air en route to a concert, crashing into a dangerous Mississippi swamp while killing several of the band...

8.5 Great
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