Dog Day Afternoon (1975) Sal, Wyoming’s not a country. Director Sidney Lumet takes the true story of one of the most inept bank robberies in history and makes it better, much better , into something sublime and urgent and hilarious and unforgettable. Lumet makes you feel like a fly on the wall as a bizarrely entertaining life-moment unfurls in early-seventies Brooklyn. Warner Bros. No one famous is involved. Nothing of any consequence happened. Life happened, and life is always so much more fascinating than anything else. Dazed and Confused (1993) Let me tell you this, the older you do get the more rules they’re gonna try to get you to follow. The best movies transport you someplace else, into deep space or medieval times or Kypton. In Dazed and Confused , writer/director Richard Linklater transports you to a simpler place: a small Texas town in 1976 where we join a group of suburban high school kids on their last day of school. … [Read more...] about Countdown: The 165 Greatest American Movies Ever Made (16-40)
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From Oscar-winning documentaries like Icarus all the way through to crowd-pleasing viral hits like Tiger King , Netflix has documentaries on almost every possible topic. We've decided to highlight some of our favourites. They're in no particular order, and it's impossible to represent the broad spectrum of what's available. We've just called out the documentaries we think you can't miss. This Is A Robbery Netflix This Is A Robbery is about Netflix as it gets. A four-part series focusing on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, this is essentially a documentary about an art heist. Remember Evil Genius? (Which is also on this list.) This Is A Robbery is very much in that style. The first episode takes a while to get going, but be patient -- this one has a pay off. Murder Among the Mormons Netflix Some of Netflix's more recent true crime documentaries have been a bit bloated and... sorta bad? Thankfully Murder Among the Mormons is a return to … [Read more...] about The 29 best documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2021
Earlier this month I was self-isolating in my room — PMS’ing, cranky, hitting the same pandemic wall we all are — when a scene from the current season of RuPaul’s Drag Race shook me out of my funk with a moment of ascendant joy. By Episode 13 of what’s been, by this point, an unusually long season (no complaints here — I’ve loved every minute), we were finally down to the top five. On Friday night, the hilarious and enigmatic Kandy Muse and sweet, smiley Olivia Lux found themselves at risk of elimination. Neither their relatively one-note performances in the acting challenge nor their looks for a “Haute Pocket”–themed runway impressed the judges; Olivia’s minidress was kind of boring, and Kandy’s fit, god love her, was just a big old mess . But they both had the chance to redeem themselves with the traditional tiebreaker — a lip sync for their lives. It immediately became clear that Bronx-bred Kandy, who had a panic attack while filming the gossipy backstage bonus show … [Read more...] about “Drag Race” Was A Drag For A While. Now It’s Better Than Ever.