Forty Guns – 1957 Fuller


A strong revisionist western from Sam Fuller- taking the Wyatt Earp Tombstone story as its base and modifying it. Barbara Stanwyck playing the head of the sort of Clanton family here but also the love

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The 7th Voyage of Sinbad – 1958 Juran


The true stars of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad are stop-motion animation master Ray Harryhausen and composer Bernard Herrmann Harryhausen was enchanted by 1933’s King Kong as a kid (he worked on Mighty Joe Young

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Son of Saul – 2015 Nemes


Second viewing of László Nemes’ debut film was a stirring revelation  I think the key to this film (and with my own struggle with the first viewing) here is by talking about the two definitions

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Casa de mi Padre – 2012 Piedmont


Part b-movie grindhouse, part pastiche- this uneven film has more than a few thruway moments- but a few absolute stunners as wellSuperb opening credit titles- grabs your attention quickly that there is a clear artistic

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Da 5 Bloods – 2020 Spike Lee


In contemporary cinema especially- decades removed from the studio era- it is worth noting and admiring that this is now Spike’s 11th archiveable film and countingOpens on documentary footage, first of Muhammad Ali in an

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The 202nd Best Director of All-Time: Rouben Mamoulian


Mamoulian. Armenian-born Rouben Mamoulian is best remembered as an innovative voice in the early talkie-era of Hollywood. He took some big swings in the 1930’s. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is an important special effects

The 202nd Best Director of All-Time: Rouben Mamoulian2020-07-03T10:27:57+00:00

Motherless Brooklyn – 2019 Norton


If you are trying to find films like Chinatown you could do a lot worse than Edward Norton’s Motherless BrooklynNorton is director, writer and lead actor- playing a character with Tourette syndrome and also the

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Throne of Blood – 1957 Kurosawa


Often, and rightly, regarded as on the finest Shakespeare adaptations. Kurosawa lifts Macbeth from the Bard, makes it his own by placing the drama in feudal Japan with Mifune and Isuzu Yamada in the lead

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Ikimono no kiroku– 1955 Kurosawa


With coke-bottle glasses, heavy-makeup, and dad-pants—Mifune looks more like Henry Fonda in On Golden Pond than he does the outlaw/warrior in Rashomon or Seven Samurai. He’s stretching his range playing a man double his age,

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