ANNOUNCING OUR 2021 IRISH VIRTUAL FILM FESTIVAL!

Announcing our next Virtual Film Festival, a week of Irish-themed movies leading up to St. Patrick’s Day! It all starts March 11.

REPO MAN (1984)

Sort of a punk rock apocalypse. Or a comedy about some sort of alien invasion. Or a cautionary tale about the Neutron Bomb. Or…

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1930)

Perhaps the ultimate anti-War movie, its battle scenes represented a quantum leap for movies. Some of the smaller things may not hold up, but the message does.

TAXI DRIVER (1976)

Scorsese’s portrait of the classic lone wolf white male remains highly acclaimed, but I wonder if it hasn’t done more harm than good.

A PLACE IN THE SUN (1951)

A somewhat dated melodrama about people who are deeply unhappy despite being extremely pretty. One of them falls out of a rowboat.

POINT BREAK (1991)

This is a very silly but somehow a very good action movie about robbing banks, surfing, skydiving, and many other things. At one point Patrick Swayze throws a dog at Keanu Reeves.

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

A kid and his lovable alien pal try to escape from some government scientists. I found myself rooting for the scientists.

AGUIRRE, DER ZORN GOTTES (1972)

A descent into madness with conquistadors searching fruitlessly for El Dorado, that Werner Herzog dragged a full movie crew down the Amazon to shoot.