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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

Much of its reputation comes from exposing the masses to special effects that had been done much more excitingly, not to mention economically, in experimental shorts. Only where money really counts -- the finicky construction of model spaceships -- does it move into new territory. Kubrick's paranoid spoofs on modern ... (G)

4.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

2001: A Space Odyssey - The IMAX Experience (1968)

Much of its reputation comes from exposing the masses to special effects that had been done much more excitingly, not to mention economically, in experimental shorts. Only where money really counts -- the finicky construction of model spaceships -- does it move into new territory. Kubrick's paranoid spoofs on modern ... (G)

4.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

2001 in 70mm (1968)

Much of its reputation comes from exposing the masses to special effects that had been done much more excitingly, not to mention economically, in experimental shorts. Only where money really counts -- the finicky construction of model spaceships -- does it move into new territory. Kubrick's paranoid spoofs on modern ... (G)

4.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Barbarella (1968)

Chintzy-looking Italian reproduction of the French erotic comic strip, starring the doll-like Jane Fonda under her then-husband Roger Vadim's direction. There are colors and costumes galore in an attempt to look space-y; but this movie, for all its frantic stabs at zaniness, is just barely wittier than the average American ... (PG)

1.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Black Lizard (1968)

Self-consciously but straight-facedly campy thriller (dug up from the heyday of psychedelia -- and the color is garishly magnificent) about the duel of wits between "Japan's number one detective" and a female master criminal who'll stop at nothing to get hold of a South African diamond called Star of Egypt. ... (NR)

3.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice (1968)

Larry Tucker and Paul Mazursky's comedy about a pair of fun couples -- the Groovies and the Uptights -- in the free swing of California culture. The mentality is television small smirking and shirking. Looking back, this film shows how early Elliott Gould was set in his smug ways and ... (R)

1.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

The Boys in the Band (1968)

A homosexual birthday gathering, organized a little like a formal congress, where each invited guest represents one of the many shades of gay -- a midnight cowboy in darling blond curls, a closet case in gray flannel, a transvestite, etc. Psychotherapeutic party games, with predictable echoes of Albee, peel away ... (R)

1.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Bullitt (1968)

A terrific car chase bookended by a regulation cop movie. (PG)

None stars

Bullitt (1968)

A dynamite car chase bookended by mediocrity. Steve McQueen stars and Peter Yates directs. (PG)

None stars

Candy (1968)

Watching a gang of celebrated artistes (Brando, Burton, Matthau, Aznavour) clowning around without a wary regard for standards of any sort is not an unaffecting experience. Embarrassing, possibly, or distressing, or depressing. With Ewa Aulin; photographed by Giuseppe Rotunno; directed by Christian Marquand. (R)

1.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Death Laid an Egg (La Morte ha fatto l'uovo) (1968)

Ewa "Candy" Aulen stars in this story of a love triangle that develops between three people who run a high tech chicken farm. (NR)

None stars

The Devil's Bride (The Devil Rides Out) (1968)

Terence Fisher directs Christopher Lee in a terrifying tale of devil worship! (NR)

None stars

Elvira Madigan (1968)

Star-crossed lovers, a circus funambulist and an army deserter, tread through an amorphous ooze of summer colors and Impressionist lighting effects while savoring their meager allotment of bliss. Outdoor scenes alternate with indoor scenes, tick-tock-tick-tock, and you drift into a stupor in less than twenty minutes. Pia Degermark and Thommy ... (PG)

1.0 starsDuncan Shepherd

Elvis: '68 Comeback Special (1968)

Elvis Presley's first network television special is given the big screen treatment. (NR)

None stars

Faces (1968)

The collapse, all of a sudden, of a long-standing middle-class marriage comes about when both mates undergo a fling, by a wonderful coincidence, on the same long night. Storyline, locale, even character relationships, all tend to be eclipsed by the Cassavetes visual style, which is quite accurately described in the ... (PG-13)

3.0 starsDuncan Shepherd