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.

STAR WARS (1977)

Somewhere beneath everything that’s been piled on top of it is one of the greatest movies ever made.

SANTA CLAUS CONQUERS THE MARTIANS (1964)

I unreservedly love this nutso sci-fi mashup, despite it being a routine entry on “worst movies of all time” lists.

THE THING (1982)

A classic of all-encompassing paranoia, with some of the best practical effects you’ll ever see.

FRANKENSTEIN (1931)

This iconic Horror classic has lost some of its power to shock, but still elicits sympathy for its “Monster.”