THEME

Videodrome (1983)
Written and Directed By: David Cronenberg
First time i’ve been Cronenberged. I’ll have to let this movie simmer in my head.
"Hold on to your butts."
Take The Money and Run (1969)
Directed By: Woody Allen
Written By: Woody Allen & Mickey Rose
His debut feature is funnier than one would expect it to be. There is a lot of interesting camera movement in this as well.
Let Me In (2010)
Written and Directed By: Matt Reeves
Based on the book by John Ajvide Lindqvist
This American adaptation of the Swedish film was actually pretty good. i enjoyed the original better but for an American remake there was enough deviations and innovations used to make this movie its own thing.
Kon Tiki (2012)
Directed By: Joachim Rønning & Espen Sandberg
Written By: Petter Skavian
More of an international film than a purely Norwegian one. This is because there are several languages spoken as well as locations used. I enjoyed that aspect of it as well as the movie overall. A remarkable story.
Kon Tiki (1950)
Directed By: Thor Heyerdahl
This documentary can be found on YouTube and won the Academy Award for the best feature in 1950. It chronicles the remarkable journey of Thor and his crew to prove that Polynesia was settled by South Americans.
The Aviator (2004)
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Written By: John Logan
Having no idea this was about Howard Hughes, I watched this film because Marty and Leo had both said that this was the one film they would pick for people to see if it were the only one involving the longtime collaboration. They were right.
Easy Rider (1969)
Directed By: Dennis Hopper
Written By: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, & Terry Southern
Hippie culture. Hogs. Drugs. Jack Nicholson. The landscape shots will make you embarrassed you ever tried to Instagram a sunset. The editing was excellent as well. 
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Directed By: Billy Wilder
Written By: Billy Wilder & I.A.L. Diamond
A Billy Wilder film is just what i needed to balance the darkness of True Detective. There’s only so much satanic cult drama one can take. Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis are the perfect antidote.
The Color Of Money (1986)
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Written By: Richard Price
I do not know what is better, the 80’s score by Robbie Robertson, Fast Eddie Felson’s reprisal, or Tom Cruise jumping around a pool table to Warron Zevon. I’ll spend the rest of the year at the pool hall reflecting on this wishing it was an experience in my life.
The Hustler (1961)
Directed By: Robert Rossen
Written By: Sidney Carrol & Robert Rossen
Based on the book by Walter Tevis
Newman is suberb while the cinematography and dialogue follows suit. I’ll be at the pool hall for the rest of the week now.
Hugo (2011)
Directed By: Martin Scorsese
Written By: John Logan
Based on the book by Brian Selznick titled “The Invention of Hugo Caberet”
Scorsese and all of his collaborators rightfully capture the beautiful curiosity of film at its beginnings.
The Death of a Bureaucrat (1966)
Directed By: Tomas Gutierrez Alea
Written By: Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Alfredo L. del Cuerto, Ramon F. Suarez
A funny reflection on Alea’s own country. Also filled homages.
Black Girl (1966)
Written and Directed By: Ousmane Sembene
This is a powerful film. Sembene used film as a tool for revolution and took it to places that his novels could not go. 
Metropolitan (1990)
Written and Directed By: Whit Stillman
Very “Whitty.”