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Shaft

Directed by Gordon Parks

In 1971, famed photographer Gordon Parks followed up his quiet, semi-autobiographical film The Learning Tree with what is arguably the

Near Dark

Directed by Kathryn Bigelow

Starring the late Bill Paxton (Aliens, One False Move), Kathryn Bigelow's second feature is an original, 80s-style take on the

A Taxi Driver

Directed by Hun Jang

A Taxi Driver begins as a comic, period road movie before taking a serious turn to reflect on a critical

Yakuza Apocalypse

Directed by Takashi Miike

A brutal gang war hits new lows when it’s revealed that one of the bosses orchestrating the violence is a

Thu, Aug 30

Escape from New York

Directed by John Carpenter

Kurt Russell is the eye patch-wearing action hero Snake Plissken, a hardened criminal charged with rescuing the President from Manhattan

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Chasing after a bounty on the head of an already dead man, an alcoholic pianist (Warren Oates) forges a violent

Sat, Aug 25

To Live and Die in L.A.

Directed by William Friedkin

Friedkin’s sun-drenched neo-noir, shot by legendary cinematographer Robby Müller, is one of the great crime dramas of the 1980s. Richard

A Fistful of Dollars

Directed by Sergio Leone

The first film in Leone’s “Man with No Name” trilogy and one of the most successful spaghetti westerns of the

The Magnificent Seven

Directed by John Sturges

In this lean remake of SEVEN SAMURAI, Sturges transports Kurosawa's epic 18th-century jidaigeki (period drama) to mid-19th-century Mexico, near the US border.

Seven Samurai

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Kurosawa's humanistic masterpiece of honor and courage takes place in a small 18th-century village in the Japanese countryside, where peasants

Harakiri

Directed by Masaki Kobayashi

Set in the Tokugawa era (1600-1868), Kobayashi's classic film is a searing indictment of the hypocrisy and exploitation of the

Kill Bill Vol. 1

Directed by Quentin Tarantino

A revenge tale with a female protagonist, blood-gushing fight scenes, animation interwoven with live action, the song “Shura No Hana”