Seven is formal and visual magnificence. The precision in the execution more than makes up for whatever creativity the common and often repeated plotline looks like on paper. The results are one of the best
best film: David Lynch’s Mullholland Drive is the Hollywood nightmare-- just like Blue Velvet is for the suburbs fifteen years prior. It’s abstract and mesmerizing. It’s a wholly unique world filled with small-town naiveté (Watts,
One of the leading names in 6th generation Chinese cinema—5th generation is Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaigie. 5th generation films tended to be set historically or mythical but the 6th generation, Zhangke Jia included tend
Like Poltergeist with Spielberg or the thing from another planet (1951) with Hawks, creative credit for the film is usually given to producer/screenwriter John Hughes here over Chris Columbus Far and away the biggest hit
Like McTiernan’s 1987 entry, Predator, Die Hard is an updated (and modified) western. Instead of The Magnificent Seven (seven samurai) it’s Shane here in many ways Clichés are clichés for a reason and Die Hard
Very fringy archives—it’s in mainly because the cast is superb- particularly Barbara Stanwyck It helped made William Holden a start- it becomes his first archiveable film as well as the first one for Lee J.
It’s a gorgeous film—the first “Vistavision” film with opulent trademark Crane tracking shots by Curtiz, Costumes from Edith Head and a talented cast Love the opening crane shot in the War—ends with another one of
Reteams the 3 principal actors of 1984’s romancing the stone- though this is not directed by Zemeckis but DeVito it has much more in common with DeVito’s similarly pitch black comedy throw momma from the