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Scarface (1983)

Brian De Palma is a fairly unusual director who oscillates from making great critically-acclaimed films (Carrie), to overrated critically-acclaimed films (Dressed to Kill), to exploitation movies (Sisters), and occasionally mainstream Hollywood fare for good measure (Mission: Impossible). He is one of the ‘70s American New Wave auteurs, and, as such, wears his influences proudly on

The Doors (1991)

The Doors is one of those movies critics love to hate. They probably expected and/or wanted too much because of Oliver Stone’s previous heavy-hitters (Salvador, Platoon, and Wall Street). What they got was the ultimate rock fan film. Stone loves the band and it shows; his admiration for their artistry is articulated with scenes of