Even the buffiest of old movie buffs are likely to think of Al Jolson’s THE JAZZ SINGER (1927) as the first sound film, notwithstanding the fact that it is mostly silent (part-talkie with bits of spoken dialogue in addition to musical segments). 211 more words
Dick (1999) is perhaps one of the strangest additions in the canon of stoner movies. Alex Sayf Cummings and Ryan Reft at Tropics of Meta explain why Dick has morphed into a cult classic after being originally ignored by moviegoers. While Dick can be categorized as a stoner movie, the movie also hits on "failed military intervention, untrustworthy government institutions, and economic and social malaise." Check out the article how simple stoner movie transcended its origins.