An Autumn Afternoon – 1962 Ozu

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It’s Ozu’s final film and another near remake of his beloved Late Spring—this time we’re back with Ryu as the father but instead of outside pressure in the form of matchmakers—we have the old school

An Autumn Afternoon – 1962 Ozu2020-07-03T10:30:14+00:00

The Sixth Sense – 1999 Shyamalan

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It’s neither as bad as the metacritic score (64) nor is it as good as the box office suggests (one of the bigger hits of the 90’s (2nd behind only phantom menace in 1999)) Shyamalan

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The 29th Best Actor of All-Time: Tony Leung

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best film:  In the Mood For Love is a film that gets better with each viewing. It’s almost too cinematically and stylistically rich for one viewing. It’s grown on me over the years, cracked my

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The End of Summer – 1961 Ozu

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Visually, it’s the only film from Ozu on par with Tokyo Story It’s another major accomplishment for Ozu’s muse Hara--- for Ryu he doesn’t show up until the closing scene with the river fishing, crows,

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The 30th Best Actor of All-Time: Tom Cruise

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best film:  Magnolia is the answer.  As much as I love the entirety of Cruise’s filmography (only 43 IMDB credits to date) this is a two-horse race here between Cruise’s gigantic achievements in 1999 (Magnolia

The 30th Best Actor of All-Time: Tom Cruise2020-07-03T10:30:14+00:00

The 31st Best Actor of All-Time: Jean Gabin

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best film:  The Grand Illusion though I’m really close to saying Ophuls’ Le Plaisir. I’ve only seen Le Plaisir once (I was blown away) so I hope to revisit and confirm soon. Still, for the

The 31st Best Actor of All-Time: Jean Gabin2020-07-03T10:30:14+00:00

The 32nd Best Actor of All-Time: James Cagney

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best film:  White Heat by a mile. As good as Yankee Doodle Dandy is and Roaring Twenties (Cagney’s second best film) is the answer here is easily the 1949 crime masterpiece. Cagney is a bat

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The 33rd Best Actor of All-Time: Kirk Douglas

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best film:  I’m overdue for a Kubrick retrospective and haven’t seen Paths of Glory in years but I think I’m giving the edge here to Jacques Tourneur’s Out of the Past. Out of the Past

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The 34th Best Actor of All-Time: Bill Murray

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best film:  Lost in Translation. I had Sofia Coppola’s masterpiece one slot above Wes Anderson’s (Royal Tenenbaums) towards the back end of my top 100 of all-time when I last updated it (#88 and #89

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The 35th Best Actor of All-Time: Sean Connery

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best film:  The Hill which I’ve seen twice and don’t understand why it’s not held in a higher regard amongst cinephiles and critics. It’s skillfully shot, features a large set piece (title of the film),

The 35th Best Actor of All-Time: Sean Connery2020-07-03T10:30:16+00:00

The 36th Best Actor of All-Time: Tom Hanks

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best film:  Saving Private Ryan and now that we’ve had a little bit of distance between now and Hanks’ best work I don’t think this one is particularly close. I think there are a number

The 36th Best Actor of All-Time: Tom Hanks2020-07-03T10:30:16+00:00

Late Autumn – 1960 Ozu

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Essentially it’s a remake of Late Spring from 1949- one of Ozu’s classics. Changes are that it’s in color (of course this is his stretch of his late five color films), it’s a daughter/mother (instead

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