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Zelda Rubinstein in “Poltergeist”. Photo: MGM

Review: House of Horrors

Poltergeist: Much like the film itself, the music score skilfully balances the childlike and sweet with full-throttled horror.

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Chen Daoming and Gong Li in “Coming Home”. Photo: Sony Pictures Classics

Quick Take: Victims of a Revolution

Coming Home: The criticism (and sentimentality) is careful but effective because of how much we are moved by the characters.

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“Once Upon a Time in the West”. Photo: Paramount

Review: When the Railroad Came to Town

Once Upon a Time in the West: Sergio Leone takes his time telling a story that is decidedly darker, more complex and less humorous than the “Dollar” trilogy.

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Mel Gibson in “Mad Max 2″. Photo: Warner

Review: Star Wars Aussie-Style

Mad Max 2: Australian censors left intact what mattered for the subsequent success of the film – its atmosphere and car chases.

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Brian Keith in “The Wind and the Lion”. Photo: MGM

Teddy Roosevelt in the Movies: Bear Hunter, and Wax Doll

A biography reveals his similarities to President Obama, but also the racism of his times… for a president this remarkable, we see him rarely on screen. 

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“Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Photo: Marvel

The Future of Marvel

Women, gays and minorities are part of an evolving society – and they should be more visible in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Iron Man in “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Photo: Marvel

Quick Take: A Stark Comeback

Avengers: Age of Ultron: The convoluted story is far from compelling, but James Spader makes a formidable villain.