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  • Squirm

    Squirm

    ★★

    An egg cream - it's just chocolate syrup, a little milk, and some seltzer water.

  • Easy Rider

    Easy Rider

    ★★

    Dated and unbelievably stupid, but the "We blew it" line gains power from how prophetic it turned out to be.

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  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me

    ★★★★★

    Lynch's greatest film, a masterpiece, and most certainly the one in which his straightforward and avant-garde sensibilities are most perfectly in sync. The central thrust is exactly the same as that of Blue Velvet--the dark undercurrents of a deceptively "normal" small town--but here the horror is emotional, cathartic, beautiful, and the horrific crime of a father raping and murdering his own daughter is, amazingly, turned by Lynch into a story that is redemptive, and a woman, Laura Palmer, who until…

  • The Iceman Cometh

    The Iceman Cometh

    ★★★★★

    An epic of self-hatred and disgust. The War and Peace of drunk bastard movies. A four-hour film about a man working up the courage to finally commit suicide. Every single male character in this film would probably be better off dead. Kind of a downer!