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Aqua aerobics! Awkward sex! Justin Bieber! The best movie moments of 2021
Guardian writers discuss their favourite bits from some of the year’s finest films, from In the Heights to The Power of the Dog to Licorice Pizza

Pamela Hutchinson, Jordan Hoffman, Charles Bramesco, Lisa Wong Macabasco, Simran Hans, Adrian Horton, Scott Tobias, Radheyan Simonpillai, Benjamin Lee, Peter Bradshaw, Andrew Pulver and Guy Lodge

24, Dec, 2021 @8:02 AM

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A Clockwork Orange at 50: Stanley Kubrick’s biggest, boldest provocation
The controversial 1971 adaptation of Anthony Burgess’s button-pushing novel remains both utterly repellent and utterly compelling

Scott Tobias

19, Dec, 2021 @7:03 AM

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The Royal Tenenbaums at 20: Wes Anderson’s finest and funniest movie
The precise dysfunctional family film set a template for the writer-director’s ouevre and gave Gene Hackman and his on-screen offspring some of their greatest roles

Scott Tobias

14, Dec, 2021 @7:06 AM

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Duel at 50: Steven Spielberg’s debut remains a ferocious thriller
A monstrous truck pursues a motorist in the film-maker’s seat-edge 1971 feature-length debut that hinted at greater things to come

Scott Tobias

13, Nov, 2021 @7:17 AM

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Rocky IV: Rocky vs Drago review – silly director’s cut is a losing battle
Sylvester Stallone’s attempt to put a new sheen on his Cold War relic of a sequel is a ridiculous and largely pointless undertaking

Scott Tobias

12, Nov, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Amélie at 20: how has the sugar-sweet Parisian whimsy aged?
Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s fantastical romantic comedy made a star of Audrey Tautou and its distinctive visuals influenced a decade’s worth of film-makers

Scott Tobias

02, Nov, 2021 @6:02 AM

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The Last Picture Show at 50: a melancholic ode to the ghost town
The bleak 1971 drama is an enduring look at a dying small town that finds moments of humanity in among the sadness

Scott Tobias

22, Oct, 2021 @6:18 AM

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Mulholland Drive at 20: David Lynch’s audacious puzzle remains a mystery
The daring film-maker’s 2001 Hollywood-set thriller is as dazzling, and unknowably ambiguous, as ever

Scott Tobias

12, Oct, 2021 @6:19 AM

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The French Connection at 50: one of the greatest New York movies ever
William Friedkin peaked in 1971 with his thrilling crime drama, known for its show-stopping car chase, but elevated by so much more

Scott Tobias

09, Oct, 2021 @6:05 AM

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Body Heat at 40: the sexiest and sweatiest film of the 80s
Lawrence Kasdan’s thrilling update of Double Indemnity brought the noir template into a new decade with help from a never-better Kathleen Turner

Scott Tobias

28, Aug, 2021 @6:03 AM

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The Others at 20: the haunted house movie that reinvigorated the genre
Alejandro Amenábar helped to reinvigorate the subgenre with help from Nicole Kidman in a film that owes a great debt to the classics

Scott Tobias

10, Aug, 2021 @6:16 AM

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Blow Out at 40: Brian De Palma’s ingenious thriller remains his greatest
The auteur’s dazzling 1981 masterpiece sees a never-better John Travolta find himself caught in a dangerous murder plot

Scott Tobias

24, Jul, 2021 @6:28 AM

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