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Published December 12, 2016

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

  • Episode 66
  • 01:34:29
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When it hit theaters in 1980, “The Empire Strikes Back” changed everything. Yes, “Star Wars” was huge when it arrived three years earlier, but there had been blockbusters before. Movies like “Jaws,” “The Godfather” and “The Exorcist” drew record audiences and wowed the filmgoing world. But the reality we live in now, the one where every movie has a sequel pre-sold and any movie that goes into the black instantly becomes the foundation for a multi-film franchise? That’s the reality that “The Empire Strikes Back” spawned

Published December 5, 2016

The Hustler

  • Episode 65
  • 00:47:31
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What’s surprising to modern audiences is how adult “The Hustler” feels more than a half-century after it first hit theaters.

I’m not talking in terms of violence, sex or language. Released in 1961, “The Hustler” was released under the watchful eye of the Motion Picture Production Code, so any mature material had to be careful hidden. But the movie feels adult in a way that few movies from that era can match. The characters seem like grown-ups, their lives seem lived-in and their problems aren’t something that will be solved when the end credits roll.

Published November 14, 2016

Glengarry Glen Ross

  • Episode 64
  • 00:54:25
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Last week, on Out of Theaters, we focused on “Fight Club.” The week before, “Seven.” And this week, it’s “Glengarry Glen Ross.” And you could argue that, of the three movies, “Glengarry Glen Ross” is the most violent of them all. It’s not physical violence, like in “Fight Club” or “Seven.” There are no punches thrown, and no one’s body is left bloody and shattered on the floor of the sales office. But on an emotional level? It’s one of the most brutal movies ever made.

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