THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA (1954)

A Hollywood satire decades ahead of its time, but also in my opinion a total mess as an actual movie.

HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE (1987)

Somewhere between a social satire and sketch comedy resides this weird late-80s time capsule that I thought was funny but not necessarily notable.

TOM JONES (1963)

A movie set in the 1700s, released in the early 1960s, that still feels startlingly modern today. I absolutely loved it. Why did no one tell me this movie was so good? He said about the Oscar winner.

M*A*S*H (1970)

A war movie for the anti-war crowd, and a comedy that inadvertently launched the biggest TV series of all time.

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…

DUCK SOUP (1933)

The Marx Brothers got the most freedom of their careers and used it to skewer patriotism, fascism, and war as bum deals for suckers.

DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB (1964)

A spectacular, hilarious comedy about the end of the world.

AMERICAN PSYCHO (2000)

A very weird movie about a guy who desperately wants to fit in, while also periodically axe murdering people.

LA REGLE DE JEU (1939)

A French masterpiece about upper-class romantic games, played blithely as the world teeters on disaster.

SCROOGED (1988)

A Christmas Carol for the 1980s, extremely cynical and with more people getting hit in the face with toasters.