DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (1965)

An epic of Russian history that’s more interested in its central love dodecahedron than it is in Russian history, a fact that leaves me wondering what the point of it all is.

WUTHERING HEIGHTS (1939)

The most Hollywood version of Emily Brontë’s weird, gothic masterpiece, which is still pretty weird and gothic if that’s what you’re into.

MANHATTAN (1979)

HOW WAS THIS EVER OK, BABY BOOMERS? WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU? But the cinematography is pretty and there are a lot of great one-liners.

WHEN HARRY MET SALLY… (1989)

Sort of the prototypical modern romantic comedy, beloved by many. I appreciated it more than enjoyed it, I think.

RYAN’S DAUGHTER (1970)

Lots of beautiful Irish locations can’t save a movie that is incredibly long for the amount of story it has and includes a series of truly awful performances.

THE QUIET MAN (1952)

John Wayne romances Maureen O’Hara against a backdrop so stereotypically Irish, you might puke.

COMING TO AMERICA (1988)

The sequel to this hit Eddie Murphy fish-out-of-water comedy comes out today. I had never seen the original before, but I think it was pretty funny.

CHUNGKING EXPRESS (1994)

This romance/crime/comedy/drama/other remains, a quarter century later, my definitive personal image of Hong Kong.

MOONSTRUCK (1987)

The winner of your vote for our featured Valentine’s Day movie stars Cher and Nicolas Cage as two very passionate Sicilian lovers in New York City.

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.