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DOWN BY LAW (dir: Jim Jarmusch, R) - Thom says, "Tom Waits (one of the film’s three leads/possibly the coolest person still alive) once described DOWN BY LAW as "a Russian neo-fugitive episode of The Honeymooners." Zoinks! This film introduced Roberto Benigni (LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL) to American audiences, despite the fact that Benigni could speak very little English (Benigni and director Jim Jarmusch communicated through bastardized French). Set mostly in and around the Orleans Parish Prison in Louisiana, DOWN BY LAW is a beautifully shot, funny, French-paced film that removes the impersonal plot detours that most American films take and instead focuses on three misfits (John Lurie from STRANGER THAN PARADISE, Tom Waits, and Roberto Benigni) who’ve come together by happenstance and have to learn to live with one another’ egos and eccentricities. Plus, have you seen how cool Jim Jarmusch looks? Nutsographs!"
FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (dir: John Hughes, PG-13) - Michelle says, "In those days of my youth when I would look to film for cues on reality, this movie seemed to really get how life happens to us everyday. Parents can be fooled, attendance records hacked, best friends manipulated, meddling sisters circumvented, maitre d’s and principals ridiculed, and hot girls effortlessly wooed. I’m still waiting for my big day of cutting school to go play in the city with my friends in a stolen red sports car, but meanwhile I’ll keep re-watching this classic John Hughes’ flick which almost erases my current impression of Matthew Broderick as a philandering, manslaughtering weasel. Quotable, romantic, ridiculous, and cool: he only tops his crush potential here with his nerdy assistant role in LADYHAWKE (which should give you some indication of how to capture my heart, in case you were wondering), another role in which he addresses the audience directly in that sexy Shakespearean way."
HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (dir: Woody Allen, PG-13) - Thom says, "HANNAH AND HER SISTERS is easily my favorite Woody Allen film. Yes, there are long monologues proclaiming existential crises and even longer, slightly slower monologues proclaiming the simple answers to said crises; but, unlike films like ANNIE HALL, these characters (and the situations they are put into) feel genuine - like there is something at stake. Which is what makes a movie…moving. Plus there’s a nod to DUCK SOUP and its ability to heal the soul – super! Anyways, it’s got Michael Cain, Diane Wiest, Carrie Fisher, Mia Farrow (duh), and a small role from John Turturro (which is always appreciated). Funny, uncomfortable, heart-warming, etc, etc. Whamamoo!"
RUNNING SCARED (dir: Peter Hyams, R) - Michelle says, "Billy Crystal, Gregory Hines, and Jimmy Smits star in my favorite eighties cop buddy movie that is as unapologetically cheesy in its costuming as it is quaintly sexist and racist. It also features the most boring car chase on subway tracks ever. So, why do I love this movie? The fluffy, fake snow barely covering the grass on all of the Chicago sets? The witty and indulgent banter between the stars? The silly moments with Crystal as sometimes tough guy? The simple, effective plotting that allows for lots of busting down doors and shooting at lowlifes while half naked women scream and try to cover themselves? The final shoot out featuring a desperate and enraged Smits screaming, 'No! My coke!' as Crystal gleefully drops it from the top of an elevator shaft? I don’t know. Did I mention that I saw this in the theater when I was 10?"
PRETTY IN PINK (dir: Howard Deutch, PG-13) - Greg says, "Molly Ringwald could have made things a lot easier on herself. First she could have gotten a restraining order against Duckie. His obsession may seem innocent enough but you know he's stealing her underwear when she goes to the kitchen to get him a juicebox. And, let's face it, Blane is a huge dud. His passions include skeet-shooting and shopping for sunglasses. The only logical boyfriend for her is Steff. Although ostensibly the villain, he's the one who's been chasing after her for 4 years of high school. Not to mention how magnificently rock and roll he looks with feathered hair, a pastel blazer and a ciggy hanging out the side of his mouth. He also has really huge parties when his parents are in Europe. You blew it, Ringwald."
SOMETHING WILD (dir: Jonathan Demme, R) - Bart says, "You know how when you watch a movie and you love it and then you watch it again and you think, 'Eh, there's not much to this movie.' And then, for whatever reason, you happen to see it again and think, 'Holy cow! I will never need to watch another movie because this one says everything important there is to say about life and encapsulates the entirety of human existence in under two hours of film.' And then you watch it again and again and again until you eventually realize you should probably watch something else and gradually forget about the wonderful, meaningful film starring Jeff Daniels as an uptight suburbanite struggling to break free, Melanie Griffith as a wild bohemian struggling to get her life together, and an extremely menacing Ray Liotta in his finest performance. Plus, New York's Lower East Side seemed so cool in the Eighties, and one of my favorite bands, The Feelies, gets to play a bunch of songs. Whoa! Don't try and rent SOMETHING WILD tonight because I'll be watching it!"
BLUE VELVET (dir: David Lynch, Not Rated)
JEAN DE FLORETTE (dir: Claude Berri, Not Rated)
MATADOR (dir: Pedro Almodóvar, Not Rated)
RIVER'S EDGE (dir: Tim Hunter, Not Rated)
SALVADOR (dir: Oliver Stone, Not Rated)
SID AND NANCY (dir: Alex Cox, Not Rated)
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