Watchlist keeps growing no matter how hard I try.
Real Genius 1985
As an only child growing up in the 80's, Chris Knight and Ferris Bueller were my idols. You might think I've since grown up and realized they're merely fantasy caricatures of juvenile ideals and present no real way to approach life. You'd be wrong.
12 Angry Men 1997
Only three of these men are truly angry, the other nine seem pretty chill.
Irma Vep 2022
Besides the works of David Lynch, I'd hold this up as a prime example of "how to do surrealism right." It's a tricky thing to do, and in my opinion, has a 90%+ failure rate when attempted. But when done well, those few become masterpieces. And now I count this multi-faceted, meta-upon-meta, art-imitates-life-imitates-art, sexy-bondage, black-magic-spinning, cinephile-pandering, velvet-suit-wearing, Paris-loving extravaganza among them.
There is so much to unpack in this series, I think you'd need to write an essay or companion…