Escape from New York

Escape from New York ★★★★

The best thing about this movie is how Carpenter largely shoots Snake in long shot for an hour, the character a vital physical part of a world that he despises. In a sense, not much happens on screen, but that's how we like it. The film's invocation of the World Trade Center could not be any more eerie were that its raison d'etre. Great ending.