Paths of Glory – 1957 Kubrick


It has aesthetic connective tissue with Ophuls (again The Shining) and a spirit of middle-finger cinema related to Luis Bunuel- a film of the highest artistic quality and I’m leaning towards masterpiece status (first time

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Atomic Blonde – 2017 Leitch


Very impressed with Leitch’s exercise in style 80’s Berlin-chic, drenched in neon in every scene—nods to Refn’s Drive Strong supporting cast but it is Charlize Theron’s show- she’s impeccable- nods to Delon in Le Samourai

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Romeo + Juliet – 1996 Luhrmann


Cinematic opulence- Baz would do it all better in 2001’s Moulin Rouge!, his masterpiece, but this is more than just a flawed rough draft—it’s a gorgeous and inspired precursor The opening is a jaw-dropper—Luhrmann showing

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Carol – 2015 Haynes


It’s one of the more beautiful 16mm films (blown up to 35) I’ve seen. It has Haynes penchant and skill for gorgeous framing, lighting, and overall mise-en-scene From Patricia Highsmith’s “price of salt” as source

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The Top 100 Male Actors of All-time


Robert De Niro James Stewart Marlon Brando Humphrey Bogart Jack Nicholson Al Pacino Daniel Day-Lewis Toshiro Mifune Charlie Chaplin Cary Grant Marcello Mastroianni John Wayne Henry Fonda Paul Newman William Holden Klaus Kinski Dustin Hoffman

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The Top 100 Female Actors of All-Time


Ingrid Bergman Katharine Hepburn Meryl Streep Giulietta Masina Lillian Gish Jeanne Moreau Liv Ullman Catherine Deneuve Marlene Dietrich Barbara Stanwyck Faye Dunaway Diane Keaton Juliette Binoche Julie Christie Julianne Moore Audrey Hepburn Judy Garland Sissy

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? – 1993 Hallström


It’s a family portrait with a bittersweet tone that is in the archives largely on the basis of the two performances from Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio The rest of the ensemble is strong as

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Sorry to Bother You – 2018 Boots Riley


With a second watch I’m not sure if some of the flimsier connective tissue will meld—or float apart—but either way it’s a wildly innovative, intelligent, and aspiring film While being wholly original (excited to see

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The Guardians – 2017 Beauvois


A slow-burn period epic (sometimes romance) with great photography and a meditative approach based in realism Great photography of the countryside, wheat fields—Van Gogh or Monet paintings—photography by Caroline Champetier—worked on Holy Motors Never shows

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The Best Actor of All-Time: Robert De Niro


best film:  Raging Bull. Scorsese’s supreme masterpiece has moved to my #4 film of all-time. The opening credits, the battle with Sugar Ray (my god that lighting) and the slow-motion drive-by sequence with Frank Vincent

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The 2nd Best Actor of All-Time: James Stewart


best film:  Vertigo. There are four Jimmy Stewart masterpiece films to choose from including It’s a Wonderful Life, Rear Window, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, and Vertigo. Hitchcock’s Vertigo recently passed Citizen Kane on

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