'Drive-Thru Japan' (Taylor Steele, 2003)
Taylor Steele got his start making hardcore, VHS-only movies like 'Momentum' (1992), then worked his way up to lush award-winning 16-mm travelogues like 'Castles in the Sky' (2010). In-between, he oversaw the 'Drive-Thru' films, in which a gang of surfers climbs inside a rented van and drives up and down the coasts of Japan, California, and Australia looking for waves. You think surfing is an art form? Skip 'Drive-Thru.' You think the sport needs to take itself less seriously? Pop in this DVD, the jewel of the series.