1989 was a wild year in politics thanks to events like the downfall of the Berlin Wall and the deadly pro-democracy rallies in China’s Tiananmen Square. It was also an underrated and exceptional year for movies. Want proof? Here are nine movies from that year that make for essential viewing, all of them featured in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.
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Pizza should get its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It’s been making cameos in movies like “Do The Right Thing” and “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” for decades. And there are often valuable lessons to be learned from cinema’s most famous ‘za connoisseurs. So order a pie and read on for 10 pizza proverbs.
Hollywood has never shied away from talking about tough subjects–and movies that take on the big issues are all the better for it. From “Dear White People” to “To Kill a Mockingbird,” here are 10 great movies about race that offer eye-opening insights on diversity, inclusion and acceptance.
Movies use dance to convey eroticism, longing, or just plain sexiness. Here’s a list of ten movies from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” in which very different kinds of dance–from Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis’ dance in “Black Swan” to Jennifer Beals’ classic strip tease in “Flashdance”– are employed to similar results. Thrilling audiences.
In honor of Presidents’ Day, Washington’s Birthday and Lincoln’s birthday last month, we’ve collected the top 10 classic birthday-suit scenes from American movies with American themes — everything from “American Beauty” to “The Graduate.”
Hollywood blockbusters aren’t the only reason the whole world watches American movies. Declaring independence from major studios, some of the most creative filmmakers bring their visions to life in the land of the free. Get patriotic with these ten stateside classics, all airing in July on SundanceTV.
Spike Lee’s best movies are always polarizing. DO THE RIGHT THING, MALCOLM X, BAMBOOZLED; Lee has built his reputation on provocative, controversial cinema. In that regard at least, Lee’s new film, RED HOOK SUMMER, finds the director in fine form. It divided the Park City crowd, and then Lee himself took the stage for a Q&A that got them really riled up.
Dear God, it’s me, Sarah, I am not worried about Nov. 4, no sir-ee. I know it’s all in your hands and that you will do the right thing. Between you and me, I hope this means going back to my home in Alaska (if it means taking on those designer clothes with me!), but…
Sundance Channel’s Eco-mmunity Map is now a few weeks old. The process of bringing this environmental reform tool into existence was long and arduous. While a rest might be nice, the clock is ticking on planet earth and more must be done to improve the Map. All of the Sundance Channel employees who have worked…