Into the Wild – 2007 Penn

The rapturous outdoor travelogue photography and soundtrack songs (much of it original stuff by Eddie Vedder) is a lethal combination—it has a 73 on mc but if anyone else besides Penn’s name is on the

We Need to Talk About Kevin – 2011 Ramsay

I’ve read “an artsy look at The Omen” and “heavily influenced by eraserhead” and I think both work First off—it’s absolutely, and gorgeously, drenched in red. – We have the opening of Swinton at a

The Darjeeling Limited – 2007 Wes Anderson

To me, the short, Hotel Chevalier is part of Darjeeling the larger feature. It’s a prologue- and I found it to be a stunning opening to the film—Schwartzman’s character is watching Stalag 17 and it

The 63rd Best Actress of All-Time: Glenn Close

best film:  Dangerous Liaisons. Frears’ Dangerous Liaisons is an excellent film but this is the big problem for close and what keeps her from being a top 50 all-time actress in my eyes. She hasn’t

The 64th Best Actress of All-Time: Anne Bancroft

best film:  The Graduate is an all-time great film and in my top 100 (where it will always remain). Bancroft is impeccable in it. Mike Nichols’ masterpiece is stylistic and he and Simon and Garfunkel

The 65th Best Actress of All-Time: Natalie Wood

best film:  The Searchers. If you want to go with West Side Story because she’s a bigger part of that film- that’s totally fair. She’s superb in West Wide Story and it rivals Rebel for

The 66th Best Actress of All-Time: Simone Signoret

best film:  La Ronde. I have this over Diabolique. Diabolique blew me away with my first viewing but didn’t hold up quite as well (I had it, initially, as a top 100 film). I look

The 67th Best Actress of All-Time: Marilyn Monroe

best film:  Some Like it Hot. This one is easy because her second and third best films are really small (but impossible to overlook) parts as the girlfriend on one scene in All About Eve

The 68th Best Actress of All-Time: Maureen O’Hara

best film:  The Quiet Man. I adore The Quiet Man and it gets a little lost in Ford’s robust oeuvre but it shouldn’t. There are supporters of How Green Was My Valley (even some who

The 69th Best Actress of All-Time: Jodie Foster

best film: Taxi Driver and her role is no cameo. She received a well-deserving Oscar nom for supporting actress in it. This is, of course, one of Scorsese’s seminal films and he’s one of cinema’s seminal

The 70th Best Actress of All-Time: Shelley Winters

best film: The Night of the Hunter. Technically she’s in Red River which is superior to The Night of the Hunter but she’s really just an extra in Red River. In The Night of the Hunter

The 71st Best Actress of All-Time: Hilary Swank

best film: Million Dollar Baby a worthy film to have as any actors best film. Eastwood beautifully tells a pretty common story but it’s executed with perfection (and skill) by his entire cast including, and led

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