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Francis Ford Coppola’s most recent film had “an anachronistic feel,” but in a good way, said The Boston Globe. Filmed in “artful black and white,” this modest tale of an Argentine conductor and his eccentric family manages a precarious “balance between engrossing melodrama and operatic fantasia.”
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Saving Private Ryan
“One of the greatest films ever made about World War II” is now available in high-definition Blu-ray, said The Kansas City Star. Director Steven Spielberg’s unforgettably realistic rendering of the Allied forces landing at Normandy “made younger generations realize just what kind of hell” soldiers of the era had to face.
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These “low-budget” films about a female crime reporter were among “the most consistently engaging” B-movies of the 1930s, said The New York Times. In nine films, Glenda Farrell plays Torchy, “an aggressive, wisecracking blonde” who always solves the mystery before Barton MacLane’s dogged-but-frustrated detective.
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