- Swing Shift  - I have a fond memory of watching this movie with my mom at home when I was a kid.
- Stop Making Sense [also 1984] - The best concert film I've ever seen, I didn't actually see it in full until the 2000s.
- Something Wild  - I saw this at the Brattle Theater once (I have no record of when, and no blog post for it) and I remember it was a oddball ride from silly to screwball to terrifying!
- Married To The Mob  - I love this screwball romantic comedy. Very shaggy and eccentric, it's bursting with personality. A good-natured jab at Italian-American Long Island gangsters and their wives. (I suspect I saw this at the Brattle too but I'm really unsure.)
- Silence of the Lambs  - The best and scariest horror movie, period. I didn't see it in the theater; I must have seen it for the first time circa 1993-94?
- Philadelphia  - powerful stuff. Haven't seen it since I saw it at the long-gone Janus theater in Harvard Square.
- The Manchurian Candidate  - at the time I called it a "A dark and creepy thriller, with quality performances from top to bottom, a good script and intense direction from Jonathan Demme." but 12 years later I don't remember anything about it.
- Neil Young: Heart of Gold  - great concert doc. Click the link for my wife's review!
- Ricki & The Flash  - I didn't see this, but my wife did and she loved it. She couldn't stop talking about it!
April 26, 2017
Jonathan Demme 1944-2017
Sad to hear of the passing of director Jonathan Demme today. Here's a quick look at his films. I was surprised to find I'd seen six feature films and two concert documentaries: