NAUSICAӒ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (1984)

For those who enjoy a good post-apocalyptic diesel-punk environmental fable, with the usual stunning animation from Hayao Miyazaki.

CONTACT (1997)

An underrated sleeper of a science fiction classic, about things most movies have no interest in.

GALAXY QUEST (1999)

A Star Trek parody that sort of lucked into an all-timer of a cast, now essentially beloved as an actual example of the thing it was parodying.

GOJIRA (1954)

With “Godzilla vs. Kong” trying to lure viewers back to theaters, we re-visit the giant lizard monster’s first on-screen appearance.

REPO MAN (1984)

Sort of a punk rock apocalypse. Or a comedy about some sort of alien invasion. Or a cautionary tale about the Neutron Bomb. Or…

E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982)

A kid and his lovable alien pal try to escape from some government scientists. I found myself rooting for the scientists.

STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY (1991)

Christopher Plummer’s Shakespeare-quoting Klingon general is one of the many highlights of this final “Original” Star Trek movie.

A CLOCKWORK ORANGE (1971)

An “ultra-violent” discussion of free will, human nature, and what it means to be good. At least, I think that’s what’s happening?

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (1968)

Kubrick’s Science Fiction masterpiece is more of a grand artistic statement than a movie. I love it so much.