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  • Between Worlds

    Between Worlds

    ★★★½

    The tracking shot showing a convenience store clerk’s backside, including massive, screen-filling plumber cleavage, is one of the most fluid and beautifully composed cinematic moments since The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, & Her Lover or even The Magnificent Ambersons.

    I’m highly inclined to believe that the filmmaker is very much in on the joke that this movie is. Some other highlights include the dirty pillow talk, sobbing over “Pop Goes the Weasel”, the magical nurse of color who is a conduit to the spirit realm, the golden shower, and the nonexistent cat. A great time.

  • The Goonies

    The Goonies

    An obnoxious collection of catchphrases in search of a cogent screenplay

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  • Stop

    Stop

    Thanks to the complete incompetence of Warner Bros. studios, which has apparently lost paperwork pertaining to the compensation that the cast was entitled to receive, this film exists in legal limbo and cannot be screened. It has not been shown in celluloid since 1989, shortly after the death of filmmaker Bill Gunn. One of the first three studio films to be directed by a black filmmaker (the others are Gordon Parks' The Learning Tree and Ossie Davis' Cotton Comes to Harlem), it never received a full-scale commercial release. I hope someone eventually documents this production in detail.

  • The Pelican Brief

    The Pelican Brief

    ★★

    Are you a connoisseur of lobbies and reception desks? This is the film for you