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  • Radio Days

    Radio Days

    ★★★★

    Ranked: Woody Allen

    As with all of the best Woody Allen films, Radio Days strikes a balance between its comedy and its drama. Featuring quirky and neurotic humor, Allen balances it with a love letter to radio via an early 1940s Jewish home in New York. At times, it honestly feels autobiographical, especially with Allen serving as a narrator to this look back at a Jewish child's experiences with his crazy family and the radio. Yet, above all, it is…

  • Short Cuts

    Short Cuts

    ★★★★½

    An ambitious, cynical, and character driven film, Short Cuts is loosely plotted, but always engaging. Critiquing modern society, marriages, infidelity, and more, Short Cuts is a film with a ton of moving pieces, courtesy of a variety of storylines. Each storyline and set of characters interacts with others in very natural ways that link their stories. Above all, it really shows how flawed we all are and the fragility, mistrust, and lies, that permeate modern day marriage. Through these vignettes,…

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  • Lost Highway

    Lost Highway

    ★★★★

    1997 Ranked

    Lost Highway is as divisive as any other David Lynch film amongst critics and audience members alike. A confusing and convoluted film, Lost Highway's true interpretation is as hard to pin down as any other Lynch film, though it is perhaps a bit more accessible than, say, Mulholland Dr. In essence, Lost Highway is a film about the underbelly of society. Porn, sex, murder, and temptations abound in David Lynch's mesmerizing tale of a man who has opened…

  • Drive

    Drive

    ★★★★½

    2011 Ranked

    Forgive me father, for I have sinned. When I saw Drive for the first time in 2013, I had just finished my first film class in high school and was set to graduate from high school in a few weeks. Now, a week and a half removed from finishing college a semester early, it was time to atone for the sins of my youth. Unacquainted with good films at the time aside from the ones I saw in…