HOME ALONE (1990)

Holidayfest ’21 starts with a heartwarming holiday tale of a small child setting grown men on fire and torturing them with spiders.

MAGNOLIA (1999)

If not the best movie from director Paul Thomas Anderson, probably the definitive one, following a bazillion characters over one day in the San Fernando Valley. Also frogs rain from the sky.

FROM DUSK TILL DAWN (1996)

Few movies take as hard a left turn than this collaboration between modern schlock masters Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino

THE FRIGHTENERS (1996)

The vote winner for our Halloween Feature is more interested in its (now somewhat dated) special effects than in, you know, being a good movie in any particular way, unfortunately.

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).

FARGO (1996)

The Coen Brothers’ masterpiece of a modern noir set against the snowbound niceness of the Upper Midwest in winter.