HOW IN THE FUCK DOES THIS MOVIE NOT GET MORE RECOGNITION!??!?!?! It should be mentioned alongside The Graduate and Bonny and Clyde when talking about the shift from safe 60s cinema to the jarring, dangerous films of the 70s. Lancaster is superb and an absolute crusher of an ending.
Gets my vote for the best depiction of how a first date can be simultaneously exciting, awkward, horrible, inspiring, and terrifying etc. Tom Noonan aka the psycho main villain in Manhunter, writes directs and stars in this adaptation of his very own play.
Terry Gilliam's lunatic brain let loose within PG family film parameters. The visuals are still bonkers and filled with so much imagination it would make Barney shit his dinosaur pants. Get it in your dvd player now!!!
Short film about a man who becomes so attracted to a watermelon that he must make sweaty, dirty love to it. There is even a POV shot from INSIDE the watermelon during...it. Based on a prize-winning short story from a Playboy contest.
Documentary on Jack Rebney, one of the original "viral videos," which seeks to explain the man behind the rage filled cussing fits. Not many docs show the full spectrum like this one does in this unbelievably gut busting and also heartwrenching biography. "Tony, would you do me a kindness?"
A testament to how a satire over 50 years old can still be terrifyingly relevant (even more so now really) as it was when it was originally released. One prophetic film featuring a career highlight performance from Andy Griffith.
Why in the blue hell would you ever double cross Lee Marvin and not make sure he's dead? John Boorman shows you the morons that do just that and then shows you what happens to their poor, mortal pulses. Beeeeeeeeeep.
A grandmother, her daughter and her niece each drown their husbands as Peter Greenaway visually and audibly counts to 100 in a film that is far and away like no other. If you haven't seen a Greenaway flick, this is a good place to start.
Frank Sinatra puts on an Oscar worthy powerhouse performance in this faulted but engaging low budget genre flick about ole Blue Eyes and a gang of thugs attempting to assassinate the president in a small California town.
A shining gem in the crime/detective genre starring Jeff Bridges and the dad from Home Alone that needs more people to see it and then say, "Hot damn! You were right that was great!" Love that wtf ending.
This dude is one fascinating genius nutball. Claims to hold over 4,000 patents and while he has invented some historic, noteworthy stuff he's also come up with some of the dumbest, weirdest crap ever imagined.
One of the best indy-director-sells-out-and-makes-a-mainstream-flick flicks. By Mr. Richard Linklater. I mean look at that pretty boy cast. Just something about this movie entertains me like a small kid seeing Transformers for the first time. Pools of fun!
Feminist flick of fury! We meet The Girl as she has one of the worst days of her life which includes getting evicted and a sleazy producer demanding sex for a role during an audition. After that a cop grabs her for something she didn't do and demands a blowjob for her release and well, she loses her shit! Takes his gun, uniform, motorcycle etc and spends the rest of her day as one pissed off cop! Peter Greene as her homeless guy buddy.
Truffaut's ode to filmmaking. If you love movies, this film is ecstasy.
Not every flick here is a top to bottom masterpiece (well some are dammit) but I will guarantee you that every flick is filled with an OH SHIT moment or two or strives for something big n' bold n' ballsy or will be branded into your brain until the very day you die. Or just all 3. Enjoy ya rat basta'ds!
Also, some are just amazing some are just underrated some are just obscure and some are just bizarre but most of the time there's a little mix n matching crossover going on but don't expect each flick to meet all four criteria. All I know is all these flicks just need more love.