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‘The Deer Hunter’: THR’s 1978 Review

On Dec. 8, 1978, Universal released the 183-minute Vietnam war drama The Deer Hunter. The Michael Cimino film went on to win five Oscars at the 51st Academy Awards, including best picture. The Hollywo…

‘The Brink’s Job’: THR’s 1978 Review

On Dec. 8, 1978, Universal unveiled William Friedkin’s heist film The Brink’s Job in theaters. The 103-minute film went on to earn an Oscar nomination for art direction at the 51st Academy…

‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’: THR’s 1975 Review

On Nov. 19, 1975, United Artists unveiled its One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest adaptation in theaters. The film went on to win five Oscars at the 48th Academy Awards, including best actor for Jack Nich…

‘The Big Chill’: THR’s 1983 Review

On Sept. 30, 1983, Columbia unveiled the R-rated Lawrence Kasdan ensemble drama The Big Chill in theaters. The film went on to be nominated for three Oscars at the 56th Academy Awards, including…

‘The Driver’: THR’s 1978 Review

On July 28, 1978, 20th Century Fox released The Driver, a car chase thriller starring Ryan O’Neal and Bruce Dern, in theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below. It is difficult…

‘Hooper’: THR’s 1978 Review

On July 28, 1978, Warner Bros.' Burt Reynolds-starring stuntman actioner Hooper hit theaters. The film went on nab an Oscar nomination for sound editing at the 51st Academy Awards ceremony. The Hollyw…

‘The Candidate’: THR’s 1972 Review

On June 29, 1972, Warner Bros. hosted the world premiere of Robert Redford’s political drama The Candidate at Sutton Theater in New York. The film went on to be nominated for two Oscars at the 45th Ac…

‘Caddyshack’: THR’s 1980 Review

On July 25, 1980, Warner Bros. unveiled the Harold Ramis-directed, R-rated comedy Caddyshack in theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  To attempt a critical evaluation…

‘Escape From New York’: THR’s 1981 Review

On July 10, 1981, John Carpenter unveiled his R-rated dystopian thriller Escape From New York in theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  The year is 1997, and Manhattan…

‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’: THR’s 1981 Review

On June 12, 1981, America met Indiana Jones when George Lucas and Steven Spielberg brought Raiders of the Lost Ark to theaters. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review is below:  If George…

‘Kramer vs. Kramer’: THR’s 1979 Review

On Dec. 19, 1979, Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman’s landmark 105-minute drama Kramer vs. Kramer hit theaters. The film claimed five Oscar wins at the 52nd Academy Awards ceremony, including…

‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’: THR’s 1977 Review

On Nov. 15, 1977, Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind held its world premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York before hitting wide release and eventually earning nine Oscar…