GANJA & HESS (1973)

An “experimental” horror movie that’s about vampires, sort of, and… other things? What things you ask? I’m not sure.

LOVE & BASKETBALL (2000)

A very different kind of sports movie, or maybe a very different kind of romance.

EVE’S BAYOU (1997)

This is a drama with an all-Black cast, set deep in Louisiana. I wanted to like it more than I actually did.

BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991)

John Singleton’s slice-of-life drama about young men dealing with life South Central Los Angeles received wide acclaim and maybe changed Hollywood a little.

LA NOIRE DE… (1966)

The first film from Sub-Saharan Africa to make a big splash in Europe and the US, its story about the toll of colonization is very relevant even today.

DO THE RIGHT THING (1989)

Controversial in 1989, this may be the most relevant movie you’ll see in 2020.