FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH (1982)

A surprisingly down-to-earth and enjoyable movie about a bunch of 80s teens who have no idea what they’re doing.

LOVE & BASKETBALL (2000)

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

AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000)

A very weird movie about a guy who desperately wants to fit in, while also periodically axe murdering people.

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.

THE SILENCES OF THE PALACE (1994)

The story of women trapped and exploited in a gilded cage, the first film by a female director to come out of the Arab World.

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE (1993)

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are fun to hang out with, and this movie is very funny, but I have many problems. I am a dude.

MADCHEN IN UNIFORM (1931)

Maybe the first feature film dealing with themes of homosexuality, it feels surprisingly fresh today.