"The happiest accident in Hollywood history."
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985)
Funny Games (1998)
"Michael Haneke's meta-commentary on violence in the movies and the audience's thirst for it is brilliantly conceived and executed."
"Establishes salesman as American icons --the modern-day rugged individualists, heirs to the cattle-driving cowboys."
Purple Noon (Plein soleil) (1961)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
"Classic John Ford Western is the most emotionally powerful version of the Wyatt Earp/Doc Holliday/Gunfight at the O.K. Corral legend. Henry Fonda brings his characteristic sense of honesty and morality to the role of Wyatt Earp, but Robert Mitchum would h"
About Last Night (1986)
Weird Science (1985)
Lost in America (1985)
The Heiress (1950)
Eight Men Out (1988)
Great Expectations (1947)
"David Lean's best film and the best Dickens adaptation ever made."
Rear Window (1998)
The Crowd ()
"King Vidor's silent classic has many sublime moments, but it works too hard at its theme of ambition struggling in the face of cosmic and social insignificance."
Forbidden Planet (1956)
"Yeah, the dialogue, costumes, and sets are cheesy. And the acting is bad. But the story, with its Shakespearean influence, is pretty damn good."
Pale Rider (1985)
Midnight Express (1978)
"Can there be a fate worse than being injected into the body of Martin Short?"
In the Name of the Father (1993)
The Champ (1979)
Rio Bravo (1959)
9 to 5 (1980)
Now and Then (1995)
Get Shorty (1995)
The Muppet Movie (1979)
Meetings with Remarkable Men (1979)
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
Rocky III (1982)
"Any movie with Mr. T is fodder for a guilty pleasure list, but this one gets the nod because it lets him be the bad guy for once."
Floating Weeds (Ukigusa) (1959)
"Another (shock!) well-wrought domestic drama from Ozu."
The Great Dictator (1940)
"One of Chaplin's weakest films, The Great Dictator lacks the subtlety and grace that distinguished his earlier features. It's not funny when it's supposed to be (the Italian dictator was particularly annoying), and it takes itself too seriously overall (n"
To Catch a Thief (1955)
Triumph of the Spirit (2000)
"The best thing Dahmer has going for it is its structure, with several well-integrated flashbacks shedding light on one harrowing present day of action."
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Fallen Angels (1995)
"I got the sense that Wong and Doyle shot a bunch of footage, and only then decided what the film would be about."
Ghost Story (1981)
Baby Boom (1987)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
"Landmark arthouse classic that leaves itself open to interpretation. Fellini leaves neo-realism in the dust here."
Dumb and Dumber (1994)
"The Farrelly Bros. funniest film, if not their best."
Home Alone (1990)
"Charlton Heston tried as hard as he could to make this un-sequal-able (not a word, alas). The transparent political commentary is good for a laugh."