We went to a wedding last summer in Denver and had some time to kill before our return flight home. Since we were outlandishly hungover, we decided to check out a movie. The only thing playing in theatres, literally, was the Terminator with Christian Bale. Last year, the best movie I saw in theatres was The Hurt Locker, and I thought it was good but not great. I think I've pretty much given up on new movies even being slightly impressive. And I think, as a society at large, our standards have been generally lowered.
Since the beginning of the new year, I've made a point to watch older films I haven't seen before, and I feel like I've seen some really stellar ones. Following, are some that I would highly recommend: