The 47 Ronin- 1941 Mizoguchi

I'm not sure how often I'll do reviews on the site but I had to send up a quick flare after watching Mizoguchi's The 47 Ronin on TCM. I was lucky to catch it. It's nowhere

The 97th Best Director of All-Time: Peter Jackson

Jackson.  Obviously Jackson isn’t on this list without the lord of the rings but the momentous achievement of that masterpiece cannot overlooked. I count the lord of the rings as one film in the same way I count the decalogue or kill

The 98th Best Director of All-Time: Jacques Demy

Demy. Demy’s 10-year run from 1961-1970 was something to behold. I did a demy study in 2014 and I’m both pissed it took me so long to get to him and thrilled to have finally

The 99th Best Director of All-Time: George Cukor

Cukor. Even without any credit for gone with the wind cukor’s filmography alone is deserving of about the 80th slot on this list by my tally. He’s not a style-plus director and his contribution to gone with the

RIP – John Hurt

Really sad to lose John Hurt. He was an amazing actor and has 22 archiveable films (which is astounding) over a 50 year period. 22 archiveable films, 2 nominations for midnight express and the

Best Directors in the World 2017

Top 10 Directors Current list Here’s my annual stab at listing and ranking the best directors on the planet. Usually I look at the last 10 years’ worth of work with a heavy emphasis

The 100th Best Director of All-Time: Samuel Fuller

  Fuller. "If you don’t like Sam Fuller, you just don’t like cinema.” - Martin Scorsese. How about that? haha. I had a hard time picking between Fuller, Fosse, Carol Reed, Ashby, Rohmer, Yimou

Working top 10 of 2016

It’s been a really weak year for cinema. Without la la land it would be one of the worst years on record. Hopefully some of these other 2016 titles still trickling into theaters and

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