1950

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best film:  Rashômon is a massive masterpiece that is rhythmically shot, is a meditation on truth told through a brilliant non-linear narrative, and is filled with probably the best camerawork of the Japanese master’s career.

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Pi – 1998 Aronofsky

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The film has grown on me over the years for sure, but the sheer ugliness of the patchy 16mm photography is so hard for me to get past. There’s a guaranteed top 5 film of

Pi – 1998 Aronofsky2017-08-21T18:50:05+00:00

Murder! – 1930 Hitchcock

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It’s hard to believe that this is Hitchcock’s tenth feature- a crime drama set in a theater (something he’d do again often in 39 steps, stage freight)—it’s one of the best films of 1930 and

Murder! – 1930 Hitchcock2017-08-21T17:17:14+00:00

Logan Lucky – 2017 Soderbergh

2019-07-26T14:36:18+00:00

I laughed at soderbergh’s retirement in 2013. I said then that I thought he’d make another movie because Tarantino—I was wrong. Tarantino released hateful eight in 2015 and we didn’t get logan lucky until 2017.

Logan Lucky – 2017 Soderbergh2019-07-26T14:36:18+00:00

1949

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best film:  The Third Man is a perfect film. It’s written by freaking graham greene for starters. It’s superb from the luminous photography by Robert Krasker’s(see photo above) to the performances (Valli, Cotton, Welles), to

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1948

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best film:  De Sica’s bicycle thieves sits behind only citizen kane on my best films of the decade so as much as I love red river this choice is clear. Bicycle thieves is also the

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Risky Business – 1983 Brickman

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It’ s a teen coming-of-age film made with clear artistic intentions. It’s clearly influenced by the graduate but with an 80’s capitalism and materialism spin (complete with wonderful neon titles, a fantastic tangerine dream score,

Risky Business – 1983 Brickman2020-07-03T10:31:31+00:00

Kings of the Road – 1976 Wenders

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Part of Wenders “road trilogy” which includes alice in the cities and wrong move. The narrative is sparse with little momentum—scriptless- but this is simple description- not a negative critique as the film is brilliant

Kings of the Road – 1976 Wenders2017-08-17T17:32:08+00:00

A Few Good Men – 1992 Reiner

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The film's strengths reside in Sorkin’s scotching screenplay (it’s based on his play) and the actors who are more than up for the challenge The depth isn’t there on a grander more ambitious scale but

A Few Good Men – 1992 Reiner2020-07-03T10:31:31+00:00

1947

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best film:  Black Narcissus, by a sliver, is my #1 film of 1947. I am choosing it over other high quality options such as out of the past and germany year zero. It’s the second

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Driving Miss Daisy – 1989 Beresford

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The strength of the film is the two leads: Tandy (who won best actress Oscar) and Morgan Freeman. Dan Aykroyd |is also admirable in support and deserving of his nomination. Does a very admirable job

Driving Miss Daisy – 1989 Beresford2017-08-14T21:11:37+00:00

Personal Best – 1982 Towne

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It’s mainly in the archives for the photographic slow-motion work of athletic bodies in motion by Towne and DP Michael Chapman.  Chapman is the dp for taxi driver and raging bull- this film can’t compare

Personal Best – 1982 Towne2017-08-14T20:50:32+00:00
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