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The Black Pirate

If The Black Pirate isn’t the biggest, most lavish of pirate adventures from the silent era, it’s only because the technical aspects of making it were so demanding. Still, the film leaves plenty of room for Douglas Fairbanks to pose atop rigging, laugh a manly laugh while standing with arms akimbo, and pull off a parade of signature stunts and derring-do.

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The Man from UNCLE

In 2015, Guy Ritchie decided to direct a slick, stylish remake of the old Man from UNCLE television show. It bombed at the box office, but that’s not a reflection of it’s quality. Telling the story of how American Napoleon Solo and Soviet Illya Kuryakin came to be a team, the film is a good-humored, candy-colored celebration of 1960s pop art, mod fashion, and spy style.

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