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    OSCARS REVISITED, 1981: CHARIOTS OF FIRE

    As best-picture Oscar winners go, "Chariots of Fire" is both typical of the kind of Anglophile, prestige film the Academy favors and a rare, accurate biopic with an above-average script (indeed, it won the best screenplay Oscar as well). This inspirational 1981 film tells the true story of the track t...

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    OSCARS REVISITED, 1981: ATLANTIC CITY

    Made more in the spirit of the American New Wave than the French, ATLANTIC CITY is a whimsical sigh not only for the crumbling New Jersey city of the past but a certain mode of filmmaking that was entering its twilight.

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    OSCARS REVISITED, 1981: REDS

    It’s not shocking that a film like Reds was never made again. It’s shocking that at some point in American history, such a film was made at all.

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