Twenty: The Firm, Hooliganism, and Masculinity Gone Awry

It’s bad for society, and y'know, it’s really bad for men.

Nineteen: The Scarlet Letter, Alcoholism, and “Being True”

The movie was hammered with bad reviews at the time. "Yeah," concedes Gary, "but there's some good work in there."

Eighteen: The Book of Eli, Westerns, and the Politics of Faith

As gunslingers and sinners, they each need redemption, but they suck at going about it-- one moreso than the other, maybe, but they're both in trouble. And no, I'm not talking about the 2020 election (okay, I am, kind of).

Sixteen: Hannibal, Scary Makeup, and Hiding in Plain Sight

Verger is an incredibly revolting character, but not because of his lewk.

Fifteen: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Oceans of Time, and Sexiness

That's right: Bram Stoker's Dracula directed by Francis Ford Coppola IS sexiness. Sometimes even surprisingly so, even though we are talking about the 1990's aesthetic colliding with one of the most sex-obsessed works of literature ever.

Thirteen: Batman Begins, Friends with Babies, and Helping the Helpers

Begins is most likely the best of the trilogy and the best Batman film thus far. NO, I can hear you saying, Dark Knight is the best everrrrr. Well, I'm sorry, but you're wrong.