DEVIL IN A BLUE DRESS (1995)

A very well-done neo-noir that deals with issues the original film noirs mostly ignored. Denzel Washington plays the detective in over his head.

THE NAKED GUN: FROM THE FILES OF POLICE SQUAD! (1988)

An extremely silly cop spoof with an extended, chaotic climax at a baseball game. As comedies go, this one’s right in my wheelhouse

EASY RIDER (1969)

Bikers, the open road, freedom, so many drugs. Who needs any story whatsoever? Well…

MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY (1935)

I spent most of this classic Best Picture winner checking to see how much time it had left. You may like it more if you are more into shirtless Clark Gable than I am.

WAKING NED DEVINE (1998)

The winner of the vote for our St. Patrick’s Day feature is a gentle comedy about the effect of a lottery win on an impossibly bucolic Irish village.

THE DEAD (1987)

John Huston’s final film adapts a short story by James Joyce about a party in 1904 Dublin.

RYAN’S DAUGHTER (1970)

Lots of beautiful Irish locations can’t save a movie that is incredibly long for the amount of story it has and includes a series of truly awful performances.

DARBY O’GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE (1959)

A silly but more charming than you might expect live-action Disney movie involving leprechauns, banshees, and Sean Connery.