APOLLO 13 (1995)

A very accurate, well-made docudrama about an actual space emergency, it all feels a bit airless to me (sorry).

MISHIMA: A LIFE IN FOUR CHAPTERS (1985)

The story of famous Japanese author who also had his own private army and tried to overthrow the government, as one does, told in such a highly stylized manner that I honestly lost track of it.

RIO BRAVO (1959)

A very well-made, enjoyable western with John Wayne as a stoic small-town sheriff and Dean Martin as his alcoholic deputy.

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953)

A big romantic melodrama among army guys and ladies on Hawaii, with the impending doom of Pearl Harbor hanging over everything.

BARRY LYNDON (1975)

Stanley Kubrick’s period epic tells the life story of a 1700s rogue with spectacular visuals and a maximum of emotional detachment.

THE ASPHALT JUNGLE (1950)

Maybe the first great heist movie, for me it still works just as well today as it did 70 years ago.