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Today in Movie History: April 28

Two movies on opposite ends of the emotional spectrum opened today. We’ll start with Woody Allen, whose Bananas doesn’t have quite the same critical heft as some of his other works, but it’s loads of fun for those attuned to Allen’s nebbish shtick and enjoys an enduring reputation among his fans. It opened today in 1971. And then there’s United 93, Paul Greengrass’s gut-wrenching …

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Today in Movie History: June 14

When talking about underrated franchises, the Jason Bourne films might be at the top of the list. They don’t have the profile of James Bond or the MCU, but with a fifth entry on the way, they established a reasonably high standard of quality that belies their airport paperback originals. Credit for that goes both to directors like Doug Liman …