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Today in Movie History: July 19

We’ll start with the junkies. Trainspotting, Danny Boyle’s celebrated adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s equally celebrated novel, helped cement the careers not only of Boyle but of many of his cast, including Ewan McGregor (never better), Robert Carlyle and Kelly MacDonald. It also showed a side of Scotland rarely seen in the movies, and has become — along with Requiem for …

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Today in Movie History: March 19

Michel Gondry’sĀ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind remains one of the finest pieces of pure science fiction from the past 20 years. It entails a heartbroken man (Jim Carrey), who is told that his ex (Kate Winslet) has had her memories of him systematically erased, and decided to undergo the same process. Smart, wise, and surprisingly creative, it speaks with …