Nicolas Roeg, 1928-2018
The English filmmaker delivered a trio of classics with the Australian outback drama Walkabout, David Bowie's turn as an alien in The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the dread-inducing psychological thriller Don't Look Now.
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Directed by Penny Marshall
At this point it's been fairly well-argued (including in a piece this year on The Ringer by Shea Serrano) that Big is actually a horror movie. After the magical machine grants his wish and Josh turns into Tom Hanks, his mom is confronted by a grown man wearing her son's underwear, taunted a phone call in which this man -- mockingly, in her mind -- sings their special song, and she will certainly believe that he's making it all up when he returns home, as a method to dissociate from his trauma. And this doesn't even cover his sexual relationship with an adult woman. Rewatch Big as the nightmare it truly is. (Available on Hulu and the Roku Channel)