ELECTION (1999)

A biting satire about a high school election that understands America better than any movie actually about national politics.

BEING THERE (1979)

If he acts like a rich white dude and talks like a rich white dude, does it matter if he has no idea what he’s doing?

FORREST GUMP (1994)

Tom Hanks bumbles through the greatest hits of Baby Boomer history, with nothing to say about any of it.

THE WATERMELON WOMAN (1996)

Considered the first feature from an African-American lesbian, I found it enjoyable and interesting. Not everyone agreed at the time.

BLAZING SADDLES (1974)

Mel Brooks takes a western pastiche and pushes the boundaries of comedy about racism. Oh, and it’s super funny.

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AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973)

Before “Star Wars,” George Lucas made this ancestor of a million teenager movies.

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

I had, um, some issues with this comedy about cross-dressing and/or dudes that want to sleep with Marilyn Monroe.