Whether you have a nostalgic connection to punk rock or just want to glimpse into a couple of under-examined subcultures, Penelope Spheeris' The Decline of Western Civilization is well worth adding to your collection.
The Coens' Inside Llewyn Davis isn’t overwhelming at first glance, but it has a perfect, natural rhythm and flow that you don’t even notice how it sticks in your head.
More than just bloody revenge movies, a number of thematic strands and political critiques run beneath the pulp surface of these two Lady Snowblood films.
Setting the table for his work to come, David Cronenberg's psychotronic masterpiece, The Brood, has its very own Criterion Collection edition.
The People Under the Stairs falls into a category all its own, moving deftly from horror to comedy to social allegory, all wrapped in a wonderfully lunatic package.
Before ubiquitous YouTube clips and easily accessible skate videos, Thrashin' was the film for our fix of handplants, bonelesses, crazy high judo airs, and the like.
Lord of Illusions is at its best when it balances noir mystery with supernatural elements without veering too far to one side or another.
Leviathan plays like a cheap, schlocky, caffeine-hyped attempt at sci-fi Hitchcock, with a healthy dose of John Carpenter horror thrown in for good measure.