Tell Dana Stevens Which Classic Movie To Review. (She’s Never Seen Robocop!)

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Oct. 19 2012 8:15 AM

Boss Dana Stevens Around

Which classic movie should she review?

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Dana Stevens

"Help me fill a lacuna in my movie knowledge."

Dana Stevens

Slate Movie Critic

I was delighted when Slate approached me with this Reader Takeover idea: a chance to get off the hamster wheel of new releases, and write about a movie just because a bunch of people want me to! Here is a list of five well-received (one might even say "classic") films that I've never seen, though I may have caught bits on cable over the years. (Before you go shaming me for these lacunae in my movie knowledge, remember what Jesus said about taking out the beam in your own eye.) Cast your vote on which I should see and review next week, and your wishes will be carried out.

Which should I review?

Knife in the Water, dir. Roman Polański, 1962
10 votes
Harold and Maude, dir. Hal Ashby, 1971
10 votes
Robocop, dir. Paul Verhoeven, 1987
10 votes
Run Lola Run, dir. Tom Tykwer, 1998
10 votes
King Kong, dir. Peter Jackson, 2005
10 votes
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This poll closed at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 22.

Dana Stevens is Slate's movie critic.

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