McCutcheon's Rental Recommendations

There's Something About Mary
The first 20 minutes of this film are the funniest ever seen on screen. Ben Stiller is excellent. I was eating my Dots candy and I spit it three rows in front of me. I laughed so hard I cried. And that is a great feeling. Plus Brett Favre is in there at the end to give us all a big laugh.

A Price Above Rubies
Rene Zellwegger not only has the coolest last name but she is so damn talented as well. In this movie, she plays a woman fighting for freedom against the strict Hasidic Jewish lifestyle she has married into. (see also-The Whole Wide World and Love & a .45)

Lawn Dogs
The sexiest subtle movie of the year. Mischa Barton is introduced here as Devon, a ten year old Lolita who befriends a hillbilly lawn mower man. Not since Natalie Portman in The Professional has a young actress given such a performance. The rest of the film is all naked high dives, cunnilingus salads, a dead dog and why "people don’t just give you turtles for no reason". To understand what I mean, see this film!

The Spanish Prisoner
David Manet can be so damn conversationally annoying. He can also be genius. This is another play where everything is not as it seems. Enjoy the deceit. Also best role Steve Martin has had since The Jerk.

Better cum shots than There’s Something About Mary. This is like a late night Soap Opera for the damned. Love American-style in reality.

Your Friends & Neighbors
Neil LaBute's second film looks at human relationships in a way that is a little too close to most people’s comfort zones. It’s a wonder any of us fall in love, make love or even leave the house for that matter. Ben Stiller is great as an actor who is sort of a Hamlet between the sheets. Nastassja Kinski is the most beautiful woman on the planet- so her acting in any role is never a bad thing.

Wild Things
The sexiest over-the-top movie of the year. Dirty cops, dirty teachers, dirty high school girls flaunting their fine stuff. And that is just the beginning. Soon we are into lies, murder and champagne fueled sex orgies in rundown motel rooms. And it must be a good year for old SNL alumni because like Steve Martin, Bill Murray is back in form. He gets my vote for best supporting actor as an ambulance chasing lawyer going for the big time.

Zero Effect
A who-dunnit. A modern day Sherlock Holmes tale of mystery. Bill Pullman as Sherlock, Ben Stiller (again) as Watson and my friend Hugh Ross as the lawyer trying to help out. This was put together by the son of Lawrence Kasdan (if you don’t know who he is then you don’t know film) and his dad should be very proud.

Little Voice
Great actors giving great performances from the help of a great script. Pure entertainment from a fine British cast that includes Ewen Mc Gregor.

Home fries
Twisted fast-food thriller with Drew Barrymore as pregnant as Margie from Fargo. Best line, "You don’t want to love me, you just want to poke my baby’s head in with your dick." Or something like that.

Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels
The best British film since Trainspotting. Yes, better than Twin Town. Has Vinnie Jones as a hard man. What do you expect?

Mr. Jealousy
Great romantic comedy set in NYC. Such a cheap budget that they didn’t even bother taking out the boom mike. The best soundtrack of the year by Luna and French pop artists.

Buffalo 66
Gritty film realism from Calvin Klein model Vincent Gallo. A love story for losers.

The Pax Acidus top 13 independent classics you should go rent right now because tomorrow someone might drop a penny off of a skyscraper and it could land on your head

(Besides the ones we forgot, look for those at a later date. Because we always forget. But then it won't be some unlucky number like thirteen. And if you want to know what a indie film is don't ask us that either. Just go rent these wise ass.)

  • Down by Law

  • The Unbelievable Truth

  • The Whole Wide World

  • Mall Rats

  • Welcome to the Doll House

  • Bottle Rocket

  • Erotica

  • Box of Moonlight

  • Withnail & I

  • Daytrippers

  • Beautiful Girls

  • My New Gun

  • Cement Garden

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Films Made Before You Were Born

  • Casablanca

  • Touch of Evil

  • The Killing

  • Double Indemnity

  • Rear Window

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Woody Allen Films

  • Play it Again Sam

  • Annie Hall

  • Husbands and Wives

  • Manhattan Murder Mystery

  • Celebrity

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Films About Making Films

  • 8 1/2

  • Living in Oblivion

  • Star Dust Memories

  • The Player

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Most Beautiful French Actresses

  • Garance Clavel

  • Julie Delphy

  • Sophie Morceau

  • Isabelle Adjani

  • Emnanuelle Beart

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Most Beautiful & Talented American Actresses

  • Winnona Ryder

  • Madeline Stowe

  • Heather Graham

  • Claire Danes

  • Gwyneth Paltrow

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Best-Looking and Most Talented Actresses Ever

  • Grace Kelley

  • Ingrid Bergman

  • Audry Hepburn

  • Tippi Hendern

  • Catherine Deneuve

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Girl Power Films

  • Gas, Food and Logging

  • Ruby In Paradise

  • Contempt

  • Barbarella

  • The Other Side Of Sunday

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Films About Paris You Must See Before You Are Allowed To Visit The Eiffel Tower

(This is a biased list. There are about 30 French films you should see before you are allowed into the country)

  • Hate

  • When the Cat’s Away

  • A Single Girl

  • Diva

  • 400 Blows

The Pax Acidus Top 5 French Films You Should See
Before Being Allowed To Drink Bordeaux

  • A Self Made Hero

  • Delicatessen

  • The Little Thief

  • Betty Blue

  • French Twist

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Francis Ford Coppola Films

  • Rumblefish

  • The Outsiders

  • Apocalypse Now

  • The God Father

  • The God Father 2

The Pax Acidus Top 5 John Casavetes Films

  • Minnie and Moskowitz

  • Gloria

  • Opening Night

  • Faces

  • The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Horror Films

  • Rosemary’s baby

  • Psycho

  • Halloween

  • Scream

  • The Evil Dead 2

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Sci-Fi Films

(this list is subject to Change as soon as we see the prequels)

  • Star Wars

  • Empire Strikes Back

  • Dune (for Brett)

  • Aliens

  • 2001

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Westerns

  • Silverado

  • The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

  • Tombstone

  • The Unforgiven

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Film Noir (in Color)

  • Chinatown

  • The Usual Suspects

  • Bullit

  • Fargo

  • Dirty Harry

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Sports Films

  • Slap Shot

  • Breaking Away

  • Bull Durham

  • 8 Men Out

  • The Bad News Bears

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Spike Lee Films

  • Do the Right Thing

  • She’s Gotta Have It

  • Mo’ Better Blues

  • Malcolm X

  • Jungle Fever

The Pax Acidus Top 5 John Sayles Films

  • Passion Fish

  • City of Hope

  • Lone Star

  • Baby It's You

  • Men With Guns

The Pax Acidus Top 5 British Films

  • Trainspotting

  • Life is sweet

  • Naked

  • Raining Stones

  • The Long Good Friday

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Irish Films

  • The Snapper

  • The Crying Game

  • A Man of Little Importance

  • My Left Foot

  • Eat the Peach

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Hitchcock Films

  • Notorious

  • Rear Window

  • Frenzy

  • Rope

  • Vertigo

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Roman Polanski Films

  • Rosemary's Baby

  • Tess

  • Frantic

  • China Town

  • Lunes de Fiel

The Pax Acidus Top 5 Hal Hartley Films

  • Henry Fool

  • Unbelievable Truth

  • Trust

  • Simple Men

  • Surviving Desire