JURASSIC PARK (1993)

Perhaps the best of the Steven Spielberg popcorn movies, with dinosaur effects that incredibly still hold up 28 years later.

APOLLO 13 (1995)

A very accurate, well-made docudrama about an actual space emergency, it all feels a bit airless to me (sorry).

MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS (1985)

The story of famous Japanese author who also had his own private army and tried to overthrow the government, as one does, told in such a highly stylized manner that I honestly lost track of it.

L’HOMME DEL RIO (1964)

In celebration of the late Jean-Paul Belmondo, we visit a big fun 1960s action-adventure, French-style.

RIO BRAVO (1959)

A very well-made, enjoyable western with John Wayne as a stoic small-town sheriff and Dean Martin as his alcoholic deputy.

THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940)

Charlie Chaplin’s skewering of Adolf Hitler was ahead of its time, then stood the test of time.