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Reach for the Sky (1956)

While many of Hollywood's tales about heroism during the Second World War were tainted by smug patriotism and unwelcome sentiment, postwar British cinema tended...

Rear Window (1954)

James Stewart stars as "Jeff" Jeffries, a news photographer with a broken leg who is confined to a wheelchair in his Greenwich Village apartment. He...

Rebel Without A Cause (1955)

James Dean lit-up the screen as mixed-up kid and bad boy, Jim Stark. Jim's real problem is that he despises his father for his weakness and...

Rebel, The (Call Me Genius) (1961)

During the day Tony is trapped in the drudgery of a nine-to-five office job at United International Transatlantic Consolidated Amalgamation Ltd. But at night he imagines...

Red Dawn (1984)

After a quick rundown of politics in the film's then-near-future world (Mexico has fallen to the Commies etc.), director John Milius cuts straight to...

Red Heat (1988)

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a big, dopey Soviet cop who treks from Moscow to Chicago to round up a Russian drug dealer. It's basically 48 Hours (1982) with...

Red Rock West (1992)

A hapless drifter (Nicolas Cage, this time in a non-comic variation on his innocent dupe persona) turns up in a small town with nothing...

Reds (1981)

This nearly four-hour-long political saga about Communist journalist John Reed and his neurotic wife Louise Bryant was meticulously directed by Warren Beatty, who clearly...

Reform School Girl (1957)

In this trashy exploitation picture aimed at the youth market, Gloria Castillo is the kind of well-developed teenager who has only to iron a...

Reluctant Astronaut, The (1967)

Two years prior, Don Knotts had put his patented comedy spin on 'haunted house' horror movie conventions in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1965), and he...

Remains Of The Day, The (1993)

A butler in a 1930s aristocratic household has dedicated himself to serving his master, putting duty above all else and repressing his affection for...

Removalists, The (1975)

On his first day in the police force, Constable Neville Ross (John Hargreaves) learns the ropes from Sergeant Dan Simmonds (Peter Cummins), an experienced...

Repo Man (1984)

Back when Emilio Estevez was still a star, Alex Cox cast him in Repo Man - a bizarre, mishmash of a farce that features punk rockers,...

Reptile, The (1966)

  Blowup may have been the peak of auteur-driven cinema in Britain in 1966, but the year also represented something of an annus mirabilis for...

Repulsion (1965)

Roman Polanski's Repulsion was concerned with a repressed young Belgian woman (Catherine Deneuve) whose fear of sex leads her to withdraw into paranoid isolation in an...

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

An experienced crime boss, Joe Cabot, and his son (Nice Guy Eddie) hire six thieves to pull off a robbery of a diamond wholesaler. The...

Return of the Fly (1959)

Fifteen years after his father's experiments with matter transmission fail, Philippe Delambre (Brett Halsey) and his uncle François (Vincent Price) attempt to create a...

Return Of The Jedi (1983)

The third and last (at the time) instalment of the original Star Wars saga, Return of the Jedi, with a $32.5 million price tag tied up a...

Return of the Living Dead (1985)

This semi-sequel to George Romero's cult chiller is a wonderful tongue-in-cheek horror flick. "They're back. They're hungry. And they're not vegetarian," blared the poster. A missing...

Return of the Pink Panther, The (1975)

The inept Inspector Clouseau sets out to unmask a notorious international jewel thief believed to be behind the theft of a priceless diamond -...