Rurouni Kenshin (Keishi Otomo, 2012)

 Once an assassin, always an assassin

Like Ace Attorney, Rurouni Kenshin is a recent live action film based on a beloved series. Unlike it, it's really good. Forgive me, I have a penchant for historical Japanese stories that may or may not involve slicing and dicing with swords. This film knows how to slice.

Thunderball (Terence Young, 1965)

Send a message to the execution branche

What the hell is a Thunderball? Does it allude to the stolen nuclear missiles? The dancing event James Bond visits? Or is it the infusion of two terms that having little to do with anything, but sound really exciting and dangerous? Welcome... to Thunderadeus.

The Fog of War / The Unknown Known (Errol Morris, 2003 and 2013)

Everything seems amazing in retrospect

US foreign policy (all right, let's just say US foreign warfare) over the last one hundred years is an amazing field of study. From the heroic efforts of WW2 to the crushing disaster in Vietnam and the sinister motivations lingering around Iraq: these conflicts have shaped the world. They bring along heavy emotions and their historical value is formed and reformed, every year, in the alligator pit of public opinion.