Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Steven Spielberg’s 1977 sci-fi flick Close Encounters of the Third Kind still holds up pretty well. Some find profundity as Richard Dreyfuss models the Devil’s Tower out of his mashed potatoes. Others see Spielbergian sentimentality and bloat, only partially masked by the wonderful effects. Either way, Dreyfuss is overacting throughout. With François Truffaut and Teri Garr. Movie screens at midnight. (G) BRIAN MILLER

Fri., Jan. 28; Sat., Jan. 29, 2011

 
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