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From “The Godfather” to “Goodfellas,” Stacker compiled a list of the 50 best gangster movies of all time, using data from IMDb and Metacritic.

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Forget the ludicrous mini-series "Tiger King," which premiered right around the same time as the pandemic hit America. Forget Tony the Tiger, whose voice and visage have sold millions of boxes of Frosted Flakes. Forget, if you're an old hippie, Tiger Balm, the cooling, menthol-infused cream …

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Marion Ramsey, the actress best known for her role as Officer Laverne Hooks in the film franchise "Police Academy," died Thursday in Los Angeles at the age of 73, according to a statement to CNN from manager Roger Paul. No cause of death was given.

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There's a special sort of small British film that doesn't have a precise label, but often has adjectives such as feelgood or laidback attached to it. Top of my head: "Waking Ned Devine," "Calendar Girls," "The Full Monty," "Happy-Go-Lucky." Frequently they're much more about characters and w…

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Stacker presents the worst comedy films of all time, based on data from IMDb and Metacritic. Each film needed at least 2,500 votes on IMDb to qualify.

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For fans of 2017's "Wonder Woman," there's something familiar and comforting about the opening scenes of "Wonder Woman 1984." We're back on the island of Themyscira, circa 1900, populated only by women, all of whom are as athletic as they are stunningly beautiful, and by little Princess Dian…

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Not very cinematic - most of it takes place in a couple of small rooms - with a weak and very sudden out-of-left-field climax, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" is nevertheless a marvelously entertaining film that highlights a superb ensemble cast and a couple of standout performances.

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Linguistic scholars will not be happy with the English translation for the title of this Danish film. When it was released in Denmark, it was called "Druk," a Danish term for binge drinking. American audiences are getting it as "Another Round," a happier-sounding, more celebratory version of…

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Gal Gadot did not burst, sight unseen, onto the American movie landscape as the golden tiara-wearing, glowing lariat-twirling, eternally truth-telling Wonder Woman. She had already been a recurring character - the weapon-savvy Gisele - in the "Fast & Furious" franchise, and had minor rol…

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When am I going to learn not to judge a book by its cover, or a movie by its title, or by what I think is its premise? I almost passed on watching "The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee." The title is too long and formal. And I was led to believe that it was a comedy about the Australian actor Paul …

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It's December. It's officially pre-awards season, when all the film critics and voters begin thinking about Top-10 lists and nominees. Here's a hot tip for those folks - and for normal moviegoers: Be sure to see "Mank." It's the equivalent of one-stop shopping if you're looking for candidate…

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The setting is a ranch house on a nice spread of land in woodsy, suburban New York. The time is ... well, we don't know the exact year, but President Reagan is talking on the radio. Mom and dad and their two kids appear to be happy together. Allison (Carrie Coon) has some rental properties a…

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If you're familiar with, and enjoy, the documentaries by the prolific director Werner Herzog, here's another one to catch. If you've seen his films and didn't cotton to them, this one's not for you. If your plan is to make "Fireball" your first attempt at a piece of Herzog non-fiction, you m…

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Somewhere buried deep within the hackneyed genre thriller "Let Him Go" resides a pretty nifty story about the give and take between a long-married Montana couple confronting age, grief and an elusive connection with their widowed daughter-in-law. Because said couple is played by Kevin Costne…

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One responsibility of a film critic is to let prospective viewers know that even if a movie is being strongly recommended, it's imperative to point out that some of its contents could be upsetting. In the case of "Let Him Go," an adaptation of the 2013 novel by Larry Watson, my warning is th…

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Today's topic is hypertrichosis, a condition that causes excessive hair growth all over the body. The common term for it is werewolf syndrome. Paul (Jaeden Martell), who is about to turn 13, was born with hypertrichosis. Living with his dad in a run-down apartment in upstate New York, Paul i…

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Most rock bands are content to just make music. But Bruce Springsteen, the bard of New Jersey, makes statements of intense recognition and empathy for the blue-collar folk who fork over as much as half of their weekly salaries to watch him and his indelible E Street Band perform the songs th…

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If you're old enough to remember the chaotic, violent events that took place during the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, and the tumultuous, seemingly endless trial that followed it, you probably recall certain details of what went on, and undoubtedly know how it turned out. I…

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