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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Very few filmmakers become so culturally pervasive that they acquire their own descriptive adjective. Hitchcockian, Felliniesque, Lynchian: these terms will conjure up visons of the respected auteurs’ distinct artistic style, but Spielbergian can evoke as many negative associations as positive ones due to the love-hate relationship many critics have with the blockbuster director’s work. He

The Shining (1980)

Ok, let’s face it: you should have already seen The Shining. If by some chance of fate, you have missed the opportunity to view this cinematic achievement, it’s streaming on Netflix. No more excuses. You’re probably already familiar with the general plot: guy watches over big empty hotel with his wife and young son over

Freaks and Geeks (1999)

Freaks and Geeks (along with shows like Star Trek and Firefly) is one of those rare instances of a short-lived TV series with an initial small but devoted following which slowly grows over time into a full-blown critical hit. The show only lasted one season and never really found its audience until after it was

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Freddy Kruger has become such a ubiquitous figure in pop culture people often forget what made him an icon. In the first film, the jokes are few and far between and he is a genuinely unique and scary figure. Every Halloween there are hordes of Freddys walking the streets in various forms (child Freddy, sexy