Dunkirk

Dunkirk (2017)

DUNKIRK is a visceral plunge into the terror of war - claustrophobic, breathless, and unyielding in depiction. It violently pulls its audience onto the...
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Set in prologue against the ancient Greek stage, land of myths, demigods, and heroes, The Guns of Navarone honors the forging of new legends - not those of gods and titans but of ordinary men and women....
Fantasia

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Alien (1979)

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On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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Goldfinger

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Aliens

Aliens (1986)

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Blade Runner 2049

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BLADE RUNNER 2049 is one of the most jarring, atmospheric experiences in recent years and a noble successor to the visual masterwork of the original.

Baby Driver (2017)

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Arrival

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