Considered the first feature from an African-American lesbian, I found it enjoyable and interesting. Not everyone agreed at the time.
Mel Brooks takes a western pastiche and pushes the boundaries of comedy about racism. Oh, and it’s super funny.
The first film from Sub-Saharan Africa to make a big splash in Europe and the US, its story about the toll of colonization is very relevant even today.
It’s well over three hours, is super racist, and features a very unlikable heroine. It’s also maybe the single biggest hit of all time.
Gregory Peck’s legendary portrayal of Atticus Finch towers above many American’s first story about racism.
Controversial in 1989, this may be the most relevant movie you’ll see in 2020.