MOVIES THAT DON'T SUCK

The Last Temptation of Christ (1988)

Willem Defoe stars as Jesus in Martin Scorsese's personal exploration of the duality of Christ. Sparking a huge amount of controversy upon its original release, this epic tale of a man struggling to understand his role in the world is brave and challenging on levels that Mel Gibson could never reach. It also features an excellent soundtrack by Peter Gabriel. -Ian "ProfessorClumsy" Maddison

Popeye (1980)

Robin Williams plays the famous sailor man in Robert Altman's supreme masterpiece. A visual feast and a smorgasbord of comedy performance, Popeye is -- in my humble opinion -- the greatest film ever made. -Ian "ProfessorClumsy" Maddison

The Wages of Fear (1953)

Set in an isolated South American town, director Henri-Georges Clouzot's thriller tells the story of four different men, all with different backgrounds and personalities, who sign up for the dangerous job of transporting two truckloads of nitroglycerin through a treacherous mountain terrain so that they can stifle an oil fire. Unlike directors such as Michael Bay and Roland Emmerich, who rely on outlandishly absurd acts of peril to create suspense, Clouzot carefully films his picture to make the smallest of acts -- the gentle press of a pedal, a tense drive over a bump in the road -- enough to have you peeling off your armrests with white-knuckle terror. -Robert "Macrame_God" Seeders

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS

Matt "the" Gronke owns every Arnold Schwarzenegger film ever made.

Sean "bad movie knight" Hanson is generally content to work behind the scenes as editor, with all the terrible shit these unfortunate goons have to watch.

Ian "ProfessorClumsy" Maddison is a big gay English teddy bear who likes everything but dental care...and Ewan McGregor, apparently.

Robert "Macrame_God" Seeders is that guy who hangs out in the Criterion Collection area of your Barnes & Noble rambling on about how Symbiopsychotaxiplasm was such a fascinating documentary. Nerd.

– Ian "ProfessorClumsy" Maddison and Matt "the" Gronke

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