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Nicolas Roeg, 1928-2018

The English filmmaker delivered a trio of classics with the Australian outback drama Walkabout, David Bowie's turn as an alien in The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the dread-inducing psychological thriller Don't Look Now.

Nicolas Roeg, 1928-2018

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Staff Pick of the Day

Big

Directed by Penny Marshall

Fantasy Comedy, Romantic Comedy - Rated PG - 104 Minutes - 1988

At this point it's been fairly well-reported (including in a piece this year on The Ringer by Shea Serrano) that Big is actually a horror movie. After the magical machine grants his wish and Josh turns into Tom Hanks, his mom is confronted by a grown man wearing her son's underwear, taunted a phone call in which this man -- mockingly, in her mind -- sings their special song, and she will certainly believe that he's making it all up when he returns home, as a method to dissociate from his trauma. And this doesn't even cover the sexual issues that arise. Rewatch Big as the nightmare it truly is. (Available on Hulu and the Roku Channel)

- Chris Steffen