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- Targets (1968)
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- Mirror, The (1974)
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- Pink Flamingos (1972)
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- Rome, Open City (1945)
- Spring in a Small Town (1948)
- Drive (2011)
- Vinyl (1965)
- Seconds (1966)
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1001 Club - Empire Strikes Back, The (1980)
#663. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Why It's In The Book: "The best picture in George Lucas’s touchstone of modern cinema, the original Star Wars trilogy, this knockout sequel to the 1977 blockbuster and cultural phenomenon caps the first with more Oscar-winning special effects. Episode V has more personality…strong new characters appear (like Billy Dee Williams’s dashing scoundrel Lando Calrissian), all of them safely in the sure hands of studio workhorse Irvin Kershner. The action rages… the battle drives on to the cliffhanging climax… mystic master Yoda – a wizened puppet sage performed with startling expressiveness and exasperation by Muppeteer Frank “Miss Piggy” Oz.
Like its predecessor, The Empire Strikes back incorporates all the hectic thrills of 1930s Saturday serials. The cracking screeplay by Leigh Brackett – noted for her collaborations with Howard Hawks and who died before the film went into production – and impressive newcomer Lawrence Kasdan, hurtles along with a spirited sense of romantic fun. One-liners became catchphrases – “I have a baaad feeling about this.” Charming comic interplay for the scene-stealing androids C-3PO and R2-D2, and ever weirder alien creatures wowed audiences the world over. Restored by Lucas in 1997 with digitally-enhanced effects and an additional three minutes, this rollicking popcorn adventure is arguably even slicker and just as entertaining today.”
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Adolytsi - 10/10
"This is another difficult one to try and review critically, both for its popularity and status in history, and it is another one that I feel like I can’t say anything that hasn’t already been said about it."
Movie Guy Steve - 10/10
"Empire is the best of the trilogy for any number of reasons."
Siochembio - 10/10
"It's fucking Star Wars!"
Kim Wilson - 8.5/10
"The true test of how good this movie is the fact that I get the same feeling today that I did 30+ years ago when I sat in the front row and watched it."
Chip - 8/10
"What can be said about the movie The Empire Strikes Back that has not already been written a dozen times? Rather than do a “normal” review where I have a short summary of the movie and point out a few things of interest, I thought I would do something different. I’m going to share with you what it was like to be a teenager when the whole Star Wars phenomenon was starting, and when no one knew what was going to happen next."
Lindsey - 8/10
"This movie does not simply take us through outer space. We get to experience the harsh winter of Hoth, the swamp jungle of the Dagobah system, and even journey to a city in the clouds."
marie_dressler - 8/10
"I watched it, I was entertained, and somehow I am stumped for anything else to say."
Nicholas Krizan - 8/10
"crammed with great visuals and memorable one-liners"