Film & Video

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

I first saw this movie as a child and it blew my mind. I’m happy to say it’s still a perfect movie — it’s a charming non-stop thrill ride buoyed by the absolutely incredible music ...

The Thing From Another World (1951)

Up at the North Pole, a scientist in pajama pants wants to study the man from Mars (who is frozen in ice) but the stone-faced Captain thinks it's too dangerous. Guess who is right? Sure, ...

The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967)

Has Frankie Avalon ever been in a good movie? Granted he's a better actor than Keanu Reeves, but all the Frankie Avalon movies I've seen range from "dippy" to "raspberry sound." "The Million Eyes of ...

Fire Down Below (1997)

Steven "The Whispering Ponytail" Seagal stars as an Environmental Protection Agency officer who is also exceptionally well trained in firearms and kung fu (I never knew such training is required for collecting water samples and ...

Thief (1981)

James Caan has never been better as the titular burglar in director Michael Mann’s crime-world masterpiece. Buoyed by the uncanny synth-rock of Tangerine Dream and great photography of gritty Chicago, “Thief” is still the template ...

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

“Look at these small town nerds!” this movie screams vindictively, “they’re just like the nerds you knew in school! Aren’t they hilarious?” Um, no. Granted, the mannerisms are perfect, but little else is: These characters ...