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‘When Harry Met Sally’ Finds Humor in Partnership


After 30 years, Harry and Sally are the gold standard as far as rom-com duos are concerned. Their chemistry is a feat of collaboration, both onscreen and off.


‘Cobra’ Would Have Been ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ if Sylvester Stallone Had His Way


Before Eddie Murphy starred in the beloved ‘80s action-comedy, Stallone was set to be the film’s star. Unfortunately, his ego ran rampant and he was fired.

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The Politics of Being an Outsider in ‘The Way We Were’


The classic 70s romance wears its heart — and hair — on its sleeve.

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Through the Looking Glass in ‘Phantom of the Paradise’


This genre-bending film skillfully engages with mirrors to create a visually stunning metaphor.


The Blind Optimism of ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’


Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi masterpiece is visually arresting and emotionally complex.

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All the World’s a Stage in ‘The Muppet Movie’


Jim Henson’s approach to framing his characters makes their first feature-length outing all the more expansive.

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Community’s Best Bit: The Paintball Episodes


Westerns, action, spy thrillers, and Star Wars all play a part in the Paintball Assassin wars that descend upon Greendale Community College.

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‘Bridesmaids,’ Class, and Confronting Idealized Womanhood


We examine how relatability makes this raunchy comedy stand the test of time.

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The Underrated Wisdom of ‘Star Trek’ 2009


When is a reboot not a reboot?