MIRROR (1975)

Andrei Tarkovsky’s non-linear exploration of his own family and childhood is full of unforgettable images that work better if you sort of let them wash over you instead of trying to make sense of a plot or whatever.

THE DUNWICH HORROR (1970)

After the passing this week of the great Dean Stockwell, we revisit his very weird performance in a Roger Corman HP Lovecraft adaptation because… I felt like it.

KILLER OF SHEEP (1978)

When all of your time and energy is devoted just to staying alive, what is the point of any of this? This rediscovered classic doesn’t have answers but wants to show you people asking the same questions.

THE DUELLISTS (1977)

The first film from director Ridley Scott was also about some very American actors fighting duels while dressed up as historical French guys.

SCENER UR ETT ÄKTENSAP (1973)

HBO is currently airing an English-language remake of this very intimate take by Ingmar Bergman on the dissolution of a marriage, originally a Swedish TV miniseries that was successfully edited down for an international release.

ALL THAT JAZZ (1979)

An “incredibly self-indulgent” sort-of musical in which Bob Fosse “choreographs his own death,” which I gotta say I was absolutely fascinated by.

CAR WASH (1976)

A small but really interesting comedy about the workers on one long day at a car wash, with an ultra-famous disco track for a title song.

THE VISITOR (1979)

A truly nuts lost 70s sci-fi(?)/horror(?) classic(?) involving an evil tween, her pet falcon that pecks out people’s eyes, people in wheelchairs getting thrown through large aquariums, dramatic games of Pong, and John Huston slowly walking down the world’s tallest escalator. I love it so much.

THE OUTLAW JOSEY WALES (1976)

As Clint Eastwood’s latest film is released in theaters and on streaming, we revisit another 45 year old Western in which he directed and starred.