THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS (1991)

Describing the plot of this movie, where one serial killer helps a trainee FBI agent catch another, does not do justice to how spectacularly well made and acted it is.

PULP FICTION (1994)

Even if you have not watched it over and over, the people who made the movies you have, have.

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.

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.

TO SLEEP WITH ANGER (1990)

A Magical Realist story of a Black family in Los Angeles that throws out a lot of ideas, and leaves us to our own conclusions.

CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994)

This romance/crime/comedy/drama/other remains, a quarter century later, my definitive personal image of Hong Kong.

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.

THE BEST MAN (1999)

I’ve watched a lot of movies that were aggressively not my thing since starting this blog, but oh boy, this was a rough one.

STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (1991)

Christopher Plummer’s Shakespeare-quoting Klingon general is one of the many highlights of this final “Original” Star Trek movie.

WAITING TO EXHALE (1995)

Some people are perfectly happy to watch movies where a bunch of women get together and complain about men and then get together or do not get together with those men. It’s not my thing.