PRINCESS MONONOKE (1997)

A gorgeous animation classic that is firmly for adults, about the eternal struggle between humans and their environment.

THE MUPPET CHRISTMAS CAROL (1992)

My favorite Christmas movie, bar none, featuring Michael Caine as Scrooge and Gonzo the Great as Charles Dickens.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

The ultimate feel-good movie, or harrowing exercise in existential angst? Possibly both.

SCROOGED (1988)

A Christmas Carol for the 1980s, extremely cynical and with more people getting hit in the face with toasters.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)

Halloween decides to take over Christmas in what has become one of my favorites.

THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH (1964)

Roger Corman and Vincent Price team up for a movie about rich people torturing peasants and partying during a plague.

DEATH BECOMES HER (1992)

A breakthrough in special effects is used in service of a story that… what is this?

GHOSTBUSTERS (1984)

Deadpan responses to bizarro, otherwordly threats lead to an all-timer of a comedy.