An early independent film about a “born loser” woman who “doesn’t know why she exists.” So that’s fun.
A highly-influential (and deeply cheesy) kung fu movie, without which we not have “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” or a slew of previous martial arts films.
Stanley Kubrick’s period epic tells the life story of a 1700s rogue with spectacular visuals and a maximum of emotional detachment.
A highly controversial drama about the Holocaust, trauma, and sadomasochism, among other things. It’s probably better than that combination makes it sound.
A well-pitched exercise in peak blaxploitation style more than an actual movie, with an all-timer of a soundtrack.
A heavily influential Soviet sci-fi epic that takes a lot of patience from the viewer to get to its basic message: no matter how far we go, we’ll never be able to escape our own humanity.
This mega-hit made Bruce Lee a household name and became maybe the most successful and influential martial arts movie ever made.
Before Hamilton took Broadway by storm, there was another musical about the Founding Fathers, one that I love too much to be objective about.
Actor Ned Beatty passed away this week, so we revisit his first and most famous/infamous role.
A tiny boxing movie about a bunch of weirdos that became a massive cultural smash. I like some parts.