The Sundance Film Festival is best known as a haven for the sort of risky, low-budget movies that might otherwise fall through the cracks between the latest Hollywood blockbusters… but that doesn’t mean Sundance movies can’t make some serious bank! Here are 10 films that took home a little something more than just awards and acclaim — from “Four Weddings and a Funeral” to “Memento.”
John Malkovich is a multifaceted thespian: versatile, sophisticated and (let’s not forget) as creepy as it gets! While the actor can turn off his more disconcerting qualities to play straightforward roles, his most memorable performances use those ominous eyes and coiled-beast vocal tones to chilling effect. Here are 10 films featuring Malkovich characters we’d least like to run into in a dark alley.
“Jaws,” “Batman,” “Star Wars”….Some of the best over-the-top blockbuster flicks are routinely released when the weather’s at its hottest. Here are 10 summer blockbuster releases, all of them found in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die,” that should be on your home-viewing list no matter what time of year it is.
Small-town life is laid bare in RECTIFY. What began as a drama about one man’s wrongful conviction has unfurled into a compelling portrait of a close-knit community whose peace is shattered by the past. Likewise, here are 10 dramatic movies, from “Napoleon Dynamite” tp “Blue Velvet,” that scratch at the surface of daily life in tiny towns, revealing the stark contrast between a community’s image and its reality.
Drug dealers, informers and wiseguys… we love a mob movie. And one of the best mob movies of them all? Undoubtedly, “Goodfellas.” Here are favorite scenes with Tommy, Jimmy, Henery, Karen and more.
“All the President’s Men,” “Carrie,” “Taxi Driver”… The 1970s are widely regarded as the second golden age of American film—a decade marked by a new generation of cutting-edge directors who dominated the cinematic landscape. Need proof? Consider 1976 alone.
“Jaws,” “Open Water,” “The Perfect Storm” … scared yet? Vote for the flick that would turn you into a landlubber.
Are you more into “Spy Kids,” “El Mariachi” and “Machete” or “Pulp Fiction,” “Jackie Brown” and “Reservoir Dogs”?
Arguably the birth of the summer blockbuster, “Jaws” spawned three sequels, two theme park rides, three video games, a mobile game for iPhone and two musicals, after it first made a splash in 1975. But for the moment let’s stick to the movies…
The Academy Awards have been around for almost 90 years, but during that time, only about two dozen winning flicks have dared to bare the skin of their highly talented casts. Here are 10 of our favorite nude scenes in Oscar-winning movies, from Blue Sky to Monster’s Ball.
We gotta give it to John McClane (Bruce Willis): “Yippee-ki-yay” is pretty much our fired-up and ready mantra. But we also love Samuel L. Jackson as Zeus (“as in father of Apollo”) in Die Hard With A Vengeance and the way McClane can take down a helicopter with a car (Live Free or Die Hard).…
David Lynch is a director known for many things: dream sequences, surreal visuals, intense noise, and maybe above all, sex. Sex is a large trademark of Lynch and he almost never uses it conventionally. It always has a purpose, and usually, a dark one. From “Blue Velvet” to “Twin Peaks”, these are the scenes that stick with you.
No other European country has been as influential in the world of modern cinema as France, and while French New Wave may have been the most important cinematic movement since WWII, the country’s also given us some great films just over the past 40 or so years—like these 10 French films, all of them found in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
“Girl’s Guide” author Melissa Kirsch discusses her favorite movies (and the best ways to watch them).
The psychodrama, the whodunit tension and the unknown dangers lurking around every corner can make for some riveting set-ups and shocking finales—especially when those finales leave you hanging by not revealing who the killer was all along.
Meryl Streep has racked up 19 Academy Award nominations. While three of those nods became Oscar wins, it’s still tough to whittle down Streep’s resume to her very best. However, these five—all of them in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die—arguably represent her best.
In honor of the upcoming season of RECTIFY, we’re spotlighting siblings in movies and T.V. From brothers and sisters who make our hearts melt (like Gilbert and Arnie in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?) to relatives who strengthen their kinship by fighting crime (The Boondock Saints), here are ten of the greatest.
He made us laugh in “21 Jump Street,” showed us his dance moves in “Step Up” and again as sultry Magic Mike, plus he’s the perfect romantic lead. But more than all that, Channing Tatum has showed off some serious acting chops in many of his movies. Here are five of Tatum’s performances you might have missed while watching his (we admit, very compelling) dance routines.
Gay characters have become increasingly visible in mainstream movies and on TV, but they don’t always represent the enormous variety of the gay community, past and present. These movies, from “Carwash” to “Four Weddings and a Funeral,” offer some fabulous alternatives.
Over his long and legendary career, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg has tackled primeval fears and imaginative fantasy, captured the magic of childhood wonderment and found the human side of stories across almost all genres: literary adaptations, action-adventure, historical films and more. All of that makes whittling down his filmography to only his best nearly impossible, but these 1o movies—all of them found in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die—might be his finest.
The Cold War between the West and Soviet Russia, along with its collection of allies, began after WWII and lasted until the end of Communist rule. The divided state of East and West Germany may have presented the starkest contrast between the two ideologies, but as these 10 movies about the Cold War demonstrate, the whole world was involved. Find out what “From Russia With Love” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” had to say about the conflict.
In honor of the Supreme Court ruling making same sex marriage legal nationwide, we’re throwing a wedding. Pick your favorite LGBT movie couple — from Ennis and Jack in “Brokeback Mountain” to Angel and Jesse in “Rent.”
Some of our favorite non-American movies that received their U.S. premieres at Sundance this past decade, including “Bloody Sunday” and “Up the Yangtze.
They’re rude, crude, desperate, sexy and utterly captivating. At the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, womens’ roles pushed gender identity to new levels, challenged convention, and updated the world on the multiple lifestyles women lead in the 21st Century. Here’s a list of some of the movies that stood out, from “Bachelorette” to “Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present.”
A weekend celebration of film and music, Sundance NEXT FEST is a new breed of festival fueled by the renegade spirit of independent artists.