The Movie: Reservoir Dogs (1992)
What Is It?: All of the self-consciously clever postmodern gobbledygook that has cluttered every crime picture made during the past two decades was completely fresh in Reservoir Dogs. The image of a group of cold-blooded hoods sitting around the breakfast table and discussing Madonna lyrics was truly original and really funny. While it’s tough to still quote Pulp Fiction without sounding like a doofus, Reservoir Dogs hasn’t been totally appropriated and crushed under the clumsy wing tip of pop culture. It remains fresh when you see it today; Mr. Orange is just as tragic, Mr. Pink is just as hilariously neurotic, Mr. White is just as conflicted and complex, and Mr. Blonde is just as psychotic… and there’s still no way to watch this movie without getting chills as soon as Steeler’s Wheel comes on K-Billy's "Super Sounds of the Seventies" radio show.
Why Today?: Today is Sunglasses Day.