Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★

Hadn't seen this one since college, and I had forgotten what a nasty piece of work it is. It's gritty not just in terms of its setting, but how it actively turns against any kind of redemption at every turn. It does everything in its power to tell you that while Snake may be the protagonist, he's not a hero, and that no one in this movie has the capacity for heroism, only survival. Great stuff!