Podcast: LETS TALK...With ThisFunktional

Jul 25, 2017

New in August: Streaming on TRIBECA SHORTLIST

A curated collection of handpicked movies, updated monthly


Girlfight (2000) – Troubled high school senior Diana (Michelle Rodriguez) lives with her brother and dad in a Brooklyn housing project. Filled with frustration, she picks her sibling up from a local boxing gym one afternoon and is immediately drawn to the sport. Despite her father’s lack of support, she wholeheartedly begins a grueling training regimen and discovers a discipline and self-respect she needs to finally feel a sense of purpose. Directed by Karyn Kusama.

Bottle Rocket (1996) – Anthony is released from a mental hospital, but instead of walking out the door, he “escapes” out a window with the help of his friend Dignan in this offbeat caper comedy co-written by Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson. The two are practicing for a crime spree, and after their first heist, they go on the lam, hook up with Dignan’s old conman boss, and embark on an over-the-top, ill-conceived scheme. Directed by Wes Anderson.

The Silence of the Lambs (1991) – A young F.B.I. cadet confronts an incarcerated mastermind killer in order to catch the depraved Buffalo Bill serial killer. Winner of five Academy Awards®, director Jonathan Demme’s film captures thrilling performances by Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins that crackle with an intensity and chemistry rarely seen on screen.
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The King of Comedy (1983) – Rupert Pupkin is a social misfit who fancies himself a stand-up comic, though he has no experience besides hosting an imaginary talk show in his mom’s basement. But that will all change, he thinks, if he can just land an appearance on talk show host Jerry Langford’s show – thus he stalks and ultimately kidnaps his idol, demanding as ransom the TV appearance he believes will kick start his career. Directed by Martin Scorsese.

A Raisin in the Sun (1961) – Meet the Youngers, a struggling multigenerational African American family living in a crowded apartment on the South Side of Chicago, awaiting an insurance settlement following the death of their patriarch and debating what to do with the money. The ambitious, frustrated Walter Lee wants to start his own business, but his mother Lena is determined to buy a home for them all to live in (and his wife Ruth agrees). Directed by Daniel Petrie.

The Dresser (2015, Richard Eyre)
Misery Loves Comedy (2015, Kevin Pollack) *8/17 launch date
Cooties (2014, Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion)
Miss Julie (2014, Liv Ullmann)
We Could Be King (2014, Judd Ehrlich)
Downloaded (2013, Alex Winter)
Still Life (2013, Uberto Pasolini) *8/17 launch date
The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013, Felix Groeningen)
The Revisionaries (2012, Scott Thurman)
Whores’ Glory (2011, Michael Glawogger)
Everything Must Go (2010, Dan Rush)
Fire in Babylon (2010, Stevan Riley)
Dogtooth (2009, Yorgos Lanthimos)
The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus (2009, Terry Gilliam)
Gonzo: The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (Alex Gibney)
Harvard Beats Yale 29 To 29 (2008, Kevin Rafferty)
Let The Right One In (2008, Tomas Alfredson)
Man On Wire (2008, James Marsh)
The Pool (2008, Chris Smith)
Goya’s Ghosts (2007, Milos Forman)
Away From Her (2006, Sarah Polley)
Hostel (2006, Eli Roth)
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005, Chan-wook Park)
I Am David (2004, Paul Feig)
Cabin Fever (2003, Eli Roth)
Bully (2001, Larry Clark)
Chuck & Buck (2000, Miguel Arteta)
Scary Movie (2000, Keenan Ivory Wayans)
Steal This Movie (2000, Robert Greenwald)
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato)
Jesus’s Son (1999, Alison Maclean)
Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1997, Mira Nair)
Trees Lounge (1996, Steve Buscemi)
Desperado (1995, Robert Rodriguez)
The Stoned Age (1994, James Melkonian)
Like Water For Chocolate (1992, Alfonso Arau)
Wildflower (1991, Diane Keaton)
The Thin Blue Line (1988, Errol Morris)
Waxwork (1988, Anthony Hickox)
The Howling (1981, Joe Dante)
The Fog (1980, John Carpenter)
Meatballs (1979, Ivan Reitman)
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973, Peter Yates)
Will Penny (1968, Tom Gries)
Irma La Douce (1963, Billy Wilder)
Roman Holiday (1953, William Wyler)
La Grande Illusion (1937, Jean Renoir

Available on Tribeca Shortlist August 2017 

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