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.

BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Watch Party of this seminal 1967 counterculture classic about Depression-era bank robbers.

DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)

Perhaps the ultimate Film Noir, about two murderers who are not nearly as smart as they think they are.

THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)

The car chase is justly famous, but these days its cops with a “shoot first ask questions later” attitude are extremely hard to root for.

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (1967)

Sidney Poitier has to solve a murder in a small southern town that hates him. A great social movie but kind of a blah procedural.

THE GODFATHER PART II (1974)

This all-encompassing sequel involves at least two separate movies that never quite meet.

THE GODFATHER (1972)

Francis Ford Coppola’s mafia epic is now fixed in American culture.