Few movies take as hard a left turn than this collaboration between modern schlock masters Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino
Category Archives: Crime
Perhaps the prototypical gangster movie, it was hounded by the censorship office because they thought it made crime look too glamorous.
ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA (1984)
A nearly four-hour period gangster movie that represented the culmination of director Sergio Leone’s career. It is also a super weird movie.
An early independent film about a “born loser” woman who “doesn’t know why she exists.” So that’s fun.
The Coen Brothers’ masterpiece of a modern noir set against the snowbound niceness of the Upper Midwest in winter.
THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950)
Maybe the first great heist movie, for me it still works just as well today as it did 70 years ago.
SUPER FLY (1972)
A well-pitched exercise in peak blaxploitation style more than an actual movie, with an all-timer of a soundtrack.
MONSIEUR VERDOUX (1947)
This “comedy of murders” starring Charlie Chaplin as a serial killer was a scandalous flop in the US but has since been re-evaluated.
LOCK, STOCK AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS (1998)
The raucous Cockney crime pic that introduced Guy Ritchie and Jason Statham to the world.
PULP FICTION (1994)
Even if you have not watched it over and over, the people who made the movies you have, have.