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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: Leo McCarey's 'Duck Soup'

    "Hail! Hail! Freedonia" and political farce in this week's Criticwire Classic.

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: Robert Altman's 'McCabe and Mrs. Miller'

    Winter is a character as well as a force in Robert Altman's melancholy masterpiece.

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: John Frankenheimer's 'Seconds'

    Rock Hudson's private life brings metatexual resonance to this John Frankenheimer classic.

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: Martin Scorsese's 'After Hours'

    The death of a dream project brought about one of Martin Scorsese's most stylistically adventurous movies.

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: Bob Fosse's 'Cabaret'

    Rob Marshall copied Bob Fosse, but there's no substitute for the real thing.

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: Steven Spielberg's 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'

    Before Christopher Nolan, Steven Spielberg saw space as a subject of wonder and hope.

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: John Carpenter's 'Halloween'

    The film that kicked off hundreds of slasher imitators still can't be topped.

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: Ridley Scott's 'Alien'

    In space, no one can hear you scream, but they sure can in any movie theater where "Alien" is playing.

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: William Friedkin's 'The Exorcist'

    This week's Criticwire Classic is as much about crisis of faith and God's silence as it is about soup-vomiting demons.

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    Criticwire Classic of the Week: David Cronenberg's 'Dead Ringers'

    David Cronenberg's most chilling film is also his most tragic and haunting.

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