The Big Sick – 2017 Showalter


It’s a very good film- funny with strong writing. However, about 45 minutes into the film Ray Romano and Holly Hunter come along and elevate the film—and save it from falling into some of the

The Big Sick – 2017 Showalter2017-09-21T13:42:43+00:00

Remember My Name– 1978 Rudolph


  The lingering camera and long takes gives off a sense of eeriness Half conversations heard for much of the film (not quite the same as Altman’s overlapping dialogue but still)—the premise is a woman

Remember My Name– 1978 Rudolph2021-06-07T16:56:00+00:00

Sleepless in Seattle – 1993 Ephron


It’s not worthy of the out-of-character 4 star review from travers but it’s a very good film- largely in the archives based on the skill of the writing and the two leads- Hanks and Meg

Sleepless in Seattle – 1993 Ephron2020-07-03T10:31:32+00:00

Dunkirk – 2017 Nolan


There’s a tangible impact of 70mm/IMAX cameras and no CGI It’s a walk-out-of-the-theater masterpiece (my 5th of the decade I believe) but you’re not aware of it in the first 20 minutes like birdman or

Dunkirk – 2017 Nolan2020-07-03T10:31:32+00:00

Clueless – 1995 Heckerling


Indelible characters, charming self-awareness and a solid satire is what gets this fringy film in the archives Alicia Silverstone is wonderful and to date would never find a role/film to match this—it was also smart

Clueless – 1995 Heckerling2017-07-20T18:32:53+00:00

Blackmail – 1929 Hitchcock


As you can see on the poster it was the first British sound film but it’s more than just a technological landmark, it’s a damn fine film Early on we see the criminal/suspect on the

Blackmail – 1929 Hitchcock2020-07-03T10:31:34+00:00

One from the Heart – 1981 Francis Ford Coppola


It is a very simple story (fatally so for many critics) told in pure style- extremely experimental visually First off, there is a ton of parallel editing as the film is really a matching of

One from the Heart – 1981 Francis Ford Coppola2021-08-26T01:44:34+00:00

War for the Planet of the Apes – 2017 Reeves


It’s the best of the trilogy. Has strong set design and mise-en-scene… early on there are highlights with a waterfall in the background for aided effect and another sequence of gorgeous long barren white trees

War for the Planet of the Apes – 2017 Reeves2020-07-03T10:31:34+00:00

Willard – 1971 Daniel Mann


The four main actors are perfectly cast. Locke (who is not a good actor) is spot on as the awkward, shy but pretty girl. Davison is ideal as the wimpy poor man’s Anthony perkins from

Willard – 1971 Daniel Mann2017-07-18T17:14:28+00:00

The Dark Knight Rises – 2012 Nolan


Without Ledger’s performance I think I’d grade Rises as the slightly superior film to 2008’s the dark knight. This is really hard because I also think Tom Hardy as Bane is absolutely wonderful here and between

The Dark Knight Rises – 2012 Nolan2021-08-31T16:16:10+00:00

The Dark Knight – 2008 Nolan


I’ve heard many call it the empire strikes back of the trilogy and I like that- it’s the best film of the series (though close) and certainly very bleak The film begins with a trademark

The Dark Knight – 2008 Nolan2020-07-03T10:31:34+00:00

Bananas – 1971 Allen


It’s the second of five archiveable “early funny films” from Woody It’s really his take on the Marx brothers duck soup and he uses a stand-in (contemporary for the time) Cuba and Castro instead of

Bananas – 1971 Allen2017-07-11T19:57:40+00:00
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