Film snobs don’t get it. Movies don’t need to be great art to be great.
Flash Gordon, with a memorable soundtrack by Queen, and the Michael Crichton-directed medical thriller Coma were ignored by Oscar voters but (mostly) embraced by critics, respectively garnering 82% and 79% positive reviews as tracked by the website Rotten Tomatoes. Patrick Swayze’s Road House became a cult classic. So did the slithery Anaconda, which has grossed nearly $140 million worldwide since its 1997 release.
The Library treats Saturday afternoon audiences to all four eminently watchable flicks in November.In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. This title is Rated R and is recommended for adult audiences only.
Saturdays at 1:30 p.m.
November 7, 2015 — Road House  (1989; Rated R; 114 minutes)
November 14, 2015 — Flash Gordon  (1980; Rated PG; 111 minutes)
November 21, 2015 — Anaconda  (1997; Rated PG-13; 89 minutes)
November 28, 2015 — Coma  (1978; Rated PG; 113 minutes)