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Created Dec 16, 2010 02:22AM PST • Updated Dec 16, 2010 02:22AM PST

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1st Touch of Evil
1958 Very Good 69 Points
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“Do you realize I haven’t kissed you in over an hour?” says Charlton Heston to Janet Leigh at the end of Touch of Evil’s famous opening scene, three and a half minutes of directorial perfection. One long tracking shot, it features close-ups leading to long shadows, followed by long shots of choreographed people and vehicles at the US-Mexico border. Legendary director Orson Welles had a touch of genius, that’s for sure.

The rest of the movie disappoints in comparison, not that it’s not without a touch of intrigue, several even. Serious movie fans won’t be disappointed.

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1st The Godfather
1972 Really Great 39 Points
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This movie is a classic. I rarely like to watch movies over and over again — but I never tire of this one.

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1st Bull Durham
1988 None Yet 0 Points
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1st The Killer
1989 None Yet 0 Points
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1st Amélie
2001 Very Good 5 Points
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An engaging and influential foreign language film about a young woman named Amelie (Audrey Tautou) who finds a long-hidden toy box. After finding that returning the toy box to it’s now owner, now elderly, leaves her feeling fulfilled, prompting her to do other random acts of kindness. Sadly, while possessing an innocent heart, she is childlike in her interaction with other adults, a byproduct of a dysfunctional upbringing. This inability to relate to other adults inhibits her chances of finding love.

The movie was nominated for five Oscars, and has had a considerable influence on subs…

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1st Star Wars: Episo...
1980 Really Great 2 Points
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A great sequel!

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1st Airplane!
1980 Very Good 29 Points
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This is a classic ‘dumb-but-funny’ movie which makes no pretense to be serious. It is an ultimate parody on all things 1970’s, so younger viewers may not get some things, but this movie had my teenagers gut-laughing nonetheless. Leslie Neilsen (from the Naked Gun series) can’t be beat in this kind of film, and Robert Stack is a great fit as the straght-man. One of my favorite scenes is a “who’s on third” esque exchange between pilots with the last names “Roger” and “Over” trying to communicate with each-other on the radio with a great deal of ensuing confusion…. Or, maybe it was the sc…

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1st Pulp Fiction
1994 Perfect 55 Points
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Quentin Tarantino at his best. Honestly, I think this should be voted one of the best movies of the 90’s. With a lineup of John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackon, Rosanna Arquette, and most of the others – this film can do no wrong. Add its hallmark witty dialog and intricate submersions in to characters and story and you have a black-comedy crime drama combination that can’t be beat.

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1st Miller's Crossing
1990 Really Great 79 Points
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This highly stylized production by the Brothers Coen has great fun with the cinematic staples of old time gangster movies. Certainly one of the best movies the Brothers C have made, Miller’s Crossing features scene stealing performances by Jon Polito and others.

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1st Glory
1989 Very Good 83 Points
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Old fashioned and reverential, Glory shines in its rendering of an important bit of Americana, its vivid recreation of several Civil War battles, and via Denzel Washington’s Oscar-winning performance. The important Americana consists of free black volunteers fighting in the Union army, ultimately going down to defeat in their final battle, but distinguishing themselves as tremendous soldiers. Thus they paved the way for almost 200,000 additional black Union soldiers, a surge that President Lincoln credited with helping turn the tide of the war. Glory indeed.

Nominated for five Oscar…

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