Few movie moments are as powerful as the scene in A Few Good Men when Col. Jessup (Jack Nicholson) bellows “You can’t handle the truth!” at Lt. Kaffee (Tom Cruise). Rob Reiner’s film adaptation of Aaron Sorkin’s acclaimed play is still as gripping today as it was when it was released back in 1992.
These days, you might think of Rob Reiner as Jordan Belfort’s foul-mouthed father in The Wolf of Wall Street. But in the 1980s, he directed a series of brilliant movies that have all earned a rightful place in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Here are the four Reiner films most worth checking out.
Going to the movies should never, ever be stressful (unless, of course, you’re planning on seeing the latest Lars von Trier flick). You want to see something new and relevant so that you can talk it up with your know-it-all friends. But you don’t want to sit through the one film that everyone thought would be great, but…isn’t. So here is our formula, simplifying the should-you-see-it conundrum:
5 new releases x 2 critical samplings = what you should go see.
Simple enough, right? This week we have a brand new spider-like person, a pot-dealing threesome, a haunted house, competing Olympian brothers and a mean old author.