L’Eclisse – 1962 Antonioni

Magnificent finale to Antonioni’s “incommunicability trilogy” with L’Avventura and La Notte. I’m sorry but it’s much stronger than Linklater’s “Before” trilogy and Antonioni did them in consecutive yearsAntonioni’s last film in B/WHaneke named it one

La Notte – 1961 Antonioni

Second part of the unofficial "Incommunicability Trilogy" also including L'Avventura (1960) and L'Eclisse (1962). It’s ridiculously epic run for Antonioni. It’s there with Fellini, Godard and Truffaut during this stretchThe film is a favorite film

L’Avventura – 1960 Antonioni

A triumph of mise-en-scene compositions Opaque, lyrical and ambiguousLocation shooting off of Sicily- the rocky Aeolian islandIt was a landmark in 1960 and stands as one today (somewhat- we have the works of Ozu and

The Other Side of the Wind – 1976 Welles

It is a hazy work- uneven with some strong highpoints- famously the “greatest unreleased” or “unfinished film” with tremendous production, post-production issuesLargely it’s a departure from Welles black and white, gorgeously (and creatively) framed mise-en-scene

The Big City – 1963 Satyajit Ray

A step down from the Apu trilogy and The Music Room but still true to form for Ray’s oeuvre Observationally nuanced and best appreciated and recognized Ray’s already established great strand of work in the

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – 2018 Coen

It's no Llewyn Davis but stronger than Hail, Caesar if we're tracking the Coen's work this decade. It's their 17th archiveable film- unreal. I have no doubt it'll reward multiple rewatches and at no point in their six-part anthology

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