Perhaps the best of the Steven Spielberg popcorn movies, with dinosaur effects that incredibly still hold up 28 years later.
A very accurate, well-made docudrama about an actual space emergency, it all feels a bit airless to me (sorry).
The Coen Brothers’ masterpiece of a modern noir set against the snowbound niceness of the Upper Midwest in winter.
A unique film about the Gullah culture on the coast of South Carolina, with a beautiful visual sense and an insistence on discursive storytelling.
A meticulous documentary that presents a lot of information I didn’t know about the darkest moment in Olympic history.
Our Summer Games Virtual Film Festival kicks off with the cool story (bro) of the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team… or a story, at any rate
The most mid-90s of mid-90s movies is somehow based on a Jane Austen novel, and also somehow really good.
Spike Lee’s semiautobiographical depiction of his own childhood feels “true,” but really rubs me the wrong way.
An underrated sleeper of a science fiction classic, about things most movies have no interest in.
Probably the best known movie about Native Americans, directed by and starring a very laconic white guy who I’m not sure can actually act. But I think it mostly works?