- Once (2006)
- All the President's Men (1976)
- Being John Malkovich (1999)
- In the Year of the Pig (1968)
- In The Mood For Love (2000)
- Hole, The (1960)
- Tokyo Story (1953)
- Ocean’s Eleven Blu-Ray Review
- Jurassic Park (1993)
- Gilda (1946)
- Rounders (1998)
- Masque of the Red Death, The (1964)
- Django Unchained (2012)
- Fat City (1972)
- Amélie (2001)
- All That Jazz (1979)
- Night of the Hunter, The (1955)
- King of Comedy, The (1983)
- Manhattan (1979)
- Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
- Sullivan's Travels (1941)
- Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The (1994)
- Hecklefest Four-Word Film Reviews! August '12 - Week 4
- Playtime (1967)
- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
- Haunted Castle, The (1921)
- Last Wave, The (1977)
- Naked Lunch (1991) * Weird and Wacky *
- Phantom Carriage, The (1921)
- Lolita (1962)
1001 Movies Club - Top Gun (1986)
#754. Top Gun (1986)
Why It's In The Book: "An enjoyable example of the archetypal 1980's action flick, Top Gun also contains a hit rock soundtrack and a host of young actors who all went on to become big stars." -1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
"This was Tom Cruise at his most Tom Cruisish. His utter 80's best with the unapologetic arrogance that worked for him because of his charming smile and a smugness that was irresistible. "
Genevieve - 6/10
"I remember watching Top Gun for the first time as a kid and being swept away by the romanticism of 'Take my Breath Away'. At that time Tom Cruise did indeed take my, and much of America's, breath away, and not for the crazy couch jumping scenes that would come later, but rather for his dimpled cheeks, cool guy attitude and an undeniably astounding ability to make whitey tighties sexy."
Adolytsi - 6/10
"It punches the adrenaline gland all right, but there’s this hollow, empty feeling that underlies the rush, much like eating a bunch of really sweet icing and never really feeling full."
"I mean honestly, Iceman and Maverick… together… alone… in a locker room… no one watching… Maverick is feeling emotionally vulnerable… the slash fanfiction writes itself."
"When the pilots aren't in the sky, their doing shirtless aerobics or hanging out in their whitey tighties. It's no surprise that "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was deemed necessary only a few years after the recruiting surge that the film caused."
"So you take a movie about bad ass fighter pilots, get two of the most prominent sex symbols of the day, a killer eighties soundtrack, throw in a sexy lady who also happens to have a P.H.D in astrophysics, and you get...one of the most homo erotic films that I have seen in a long time. Huh..."
"If it wasn't for the acting and the soundtrack, there'd be no reason to watch it whatsoever."
"...the most homoerotic moment of the film...happens when Maverick, Goose, Iceman, and Slider are playing beach volleyball shirtless (except for poor Anthony Edwards) while Kenny Logins sings "Playing with the Boys." It's gayer than a set of Paul Lynde Underoos..."
"Top Gun is the kind of movie that just asks you to love it, and many will oblige, but if you really take the time to see what it's really about, it's about finding out how to do teamwork, and prove you're totally awesome. Only those who think Ron Burgundy is an idol, and the 80's are the only decade anything was good should really enter here."
"A fancy homoerotic US Navy commercial. I once thought long ago that this movie was pretty damn cool! What was I thinking?"
"There was a time where Young Hatter swore by this film. He called it his all-time favorite...He could quote every line, wore out copies of the soundtrack, and annually paid to see it on an IMAX screen. While it still holds a particular place in his heart, it's pretty safe to say that he has left Top Gun behind in the same pile as his Doc Martens and Sony Discman..."
"I knew exactly where this film was going as soon as I started watching it. Therefore, none of the 'action' interested me; None of the 'romance' intrigued me; And none of the 'drama' made me feel anything."