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Today in Movie History: September 19

After several weeks of quiet days, we’ve got one filled with four of the greatest movies ever made. I agonized over which¬†one to start with, but went with my heart. L.A. Confidential generated tons of critical buzz, but not much box office when it was first released, and while it scored a couple of Oscars (for Brian Helgeland’s script and …

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Today in Movie History: November 14

We’re back after a couple of days off to process the murder-suicide pact my nation signed last Tuesday. We’ll start with Raging Bull, a movie which not only marks the high point of Martin Scorsese’s longtime¬†collaboration with Robert De Niro, but pretty much fits with the national mood right now. De Niro won his second Oscar for his portrayal of …