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Retrospective

20 years ago, Jean-Claude Van Damme made the most machismo sci-fi movie ever

Mediocre but mesmerizing, Universal Soldier offers insight into the spectacle monger that Roland Emmerich would become.

Retrospective
Retrospective

40 years ago, Steven Spielberg made the scariest suburban thriller ever

Poltergeist’s Hooper-Spielberg collaboration has been debated. Its terror has not.