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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

Almost Famous (2000)

Almost Famous is one of the best cinematic expressions of adolescence and a beautiful love letter to 1970s rock. It’s a crime some critics reduce it to merely being a “coming-of-age” story. The film is rare because it does not take on a condescending, judgmental tone when dealing with its young characters; the script and