This clip from Waltz with Bashir is a remake of Cake’s “I Bombed Korea.” At the end you can watch the longer version, with subtitles, by clicking: “I Bombed Beirut.”
Apocalypse Now – Coppola’s epic based loosely on Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.
Carne Tremula – Pedro Almodovar’s best.
Cidade de Deus – Gripping look at the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
Gran Torino – Surprisingly effective film about a crusty Korean Vet and his relationship with Laotian neighbors.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest – Author Ken Kesey never saw the movie version of the film, and despite his objection that it did not make the Native American the protagonist, it is a classic on its own.
Once Were Warriors – This film about an urban Maori family in New Zealand is brutal and stunning.
Religulous – Hilarious.
Slumdog Millionaire – Worthy of all the publicity.
Tsotsi – A troubled and violent boy, living in Soweto township in South Africa, and his redemption through tragedy.
Waltz with Bashir – A harrowing look at Israeli soldier’s recollections of the Sabra and Shatila massacres. Documentary and animation, an amazing cinematic feat.