may just be one of the biggest cinematic hits…well…ever. Produced for just 22 million, this “mid-budget” film went on to gross over $505.7 million at the box office and was nominated for five Academy Awards (despite being panned by most mainstream critics). But, now that the infamous pottery scene has been parodied ad nauseam and the film has been showing on basic cable indefinitely, does it still hold up? Do Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore still make audiences want to believe?

Nominated for a slew of Oscars in 1992 (including best picture and best director), The Crying Game made quite a splash when it was released amongst both audiences and critics. But, how does this Irish crime thriller—which explores issues of race, gender, and nationality— hold up? Does knowing a movie’s twist (before you’ve seen it), ruin the viewing experience? More over, does the film feel just as edgy 25 years later or has the shock value worn off? Find out in our Re-view!


In the early aughts, writer/director M. Night Shyamalan could do no wrong. Coming off the monumental success of The Sixth Sense, he was heralded as the next Spielberg—a young directorial genius that was bound to change the way we watched movies. Then, came a string of flops—from Lady in the Water to The Happening to The Last Airbender (fanboys are still angry about that last one). As Shyamalan’s next project, Split, hits theaters, we decided it was time to look at one of his earlier, more successful films: the superhero/supernatural drama Unbreakable. Although not as widely popular as The Sixth SenseUnbreakable has amassed as cult following, with some even considering it to be one of the best superhero films ever made. While we’re now accustomed to seeing men and women with capes and cowls at the box office, back in 2001, the image wasn’t so commonplace. So, looking back 16 years, how does Unbreakable hold up? Is it a polished thriller that ushered in a new wave of pop culture? Or, another clunky misstep in Shyamalan’s much scrutinized oeuvre?

Critically lauded when it hit theaters in 1997 but often overlooked by modern cinephiles, LA Confidential is a  neo-noir featuring a trio of very different cops all out to crack the same case. The cast is stellar (Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, and Kevin Spacey) and the visuals are impressive, but does this whodunit hold up to repeat viewings? Ivan, Mike, and Dave investigate.