• Altered States
  • Altered States (R)

    This Ken Russell film (1980) is just as much a camp joke as Lisztomania or Mahler, but this time nobody's laughing, perhaps because Paddy Chayefsky's screenplay provided the first recognizably realistic context for Russell's obsessions since Women in Love. more...
  • Cloudburst
  • Cloudburst

    In this 2011 Canadian comedy by Thom Fitzgerald, an elderly lesbian couple (Brenda Fricker, Olympia Dukakis) embark on a road trip to Canada in hope of tying the knot. more...
  • Convoy
  • Convoy

    The fad for citizen's band radio never took off in movies the way it was supposed to, and Sam Peckinpah seems to have been left high and dry with this 1978 trucking epic, based (as much as anything could be) on the hit single by C.W. McCall. more...
  • Death Race 2000
  • Death Race 2000 (R)

    Vintage 1975 sleazebucket production from Roger Corman's New World Pictures, loaded with sex, violence, and general vulgarity, but orchestrated by one of the most interesting personalities then operating in the exploitation field, Paul Bartel (director of the notorious Private Parts and, later, Eating Raoul). more...
  • Dracula
  • Dracula

    In the early days of talking pictures, studios produced alternate versions of movies for the foreign market, and this 1931 Spanish-language feature, shot at night after Bela Lugosi and company had gone home, has been touted by horror geeks as an improvement over the U.S. release. more...
  • An Inn in Tokyo
  • An Inn in Tokyo

    Like Passing Fancy two years earlier, Yasujiro Ozu's penultimate silent film (1935) is a glum Depression-era tale with Takeshi Sakamoto as a poor laborer and single parent (he even has the same given name as in the earlier film). more...
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  • Ishtar
  • Ishtar

    Treated as a debacle upon release, partially as payback for producer-star Warren Beatty's high-handed treatment of the press, this Elaine May comedy was the most underappreciated commercial movie of 1987. more...