HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (1986)

This family comedy/drama centering around two Thanksgiving dinners is thought of by many critics as Woody Allen’s best film, though as a collaboration between Allen and his then-wife Mia Farrow there are some major elephants in the room.

ACE IN THE HOLE (1951)

An ultra-cynical satire of the news media and America in general, this is a movie that very much feels like it could have come out in 2021.

MIRROR (1975)

Andrei Tarkovsky’s non-linear exploration of his own family and childhood is full of unforgettable images that work better if you sort of let them wash over you instead of trying to make sense of a plot or whatever.

HENRY V (1989)

The debut film for actor/director Kenneth Branagh, whose new, autobiographical movie “Belfast” is in theaters this weekend, ushered in a new era of Shakespeare on screen.

KILLER OF SHEEP (1978)

When all of your time and energy is devoted just to staying alive, what is the point of any of this? This rediscovered classic doesn’t have answers but wants to show you people asking the same questions.

NOTORIOUS (1946)

Alfred Hitchcock takes some very standard materials and somehow makes an amazing movie out of them… a great performance by Ingrid Bergman at the center helps, too.

THE EARRINGS OF MADAME DE… (1953)

A story of the dynamics between the sexes in Belle Epoque France, highlighted by the spectacular visuals of director Max Ophuls.

THE DUELLISTS (1977)

The first film from director Ridley Scott was also about some very American actors fighting duels while dressed up as historical French guys.