Reversal of Fortune – 1990 Schroeder

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a great combination of who-done-it mystery and an investigative/courtroom dramaadored by Ebert and Travers- 4 stars a piecethe narration is a pulpy choice (it’s from Glenn Close as she’s in a coma—reminiscent a little of

Reversal of Fortune – 1990 Schroeder2020-07-03T10:29:26+00:00

The Petrified Forest – 1936 Mayo

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A stagy depression allegory—notable for the fine performances- particularly of an up and coming young Humphrey Bogart- a Warner’s contract player at this point—he’s 5th billed- apparently Leslie Howard (who did the stage version together)

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The 27th Best Director of All-Time: Woody Allen

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Allen. I’m a great admirer of the work of Woody Allen. I hesitate saying “fan” because I feel like that implies some sort of personal affinity or preference and I don’t think that’s an accurate

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The 26th Best Director of All-Time: Josef von Sternberg

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Josef von Sternberg. Von Sternberg’s strength is his top three films and his overall landmark and meticulous aesthetic approach and innovation. It’s hard to ignore someone so synonymous with mise-en-scene, obviously an important aspect of

The 26th Best Director of All-Time: Josef von Sternberg2020-07-03T10:29:29+00:00

Ash is Purest White – 2018 Zhangke Jia

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A pretty daunting film formally- I could see it working on me more with a second and third viewingA three-pronged love story—three different time periods (like Zhangke Jia’s previous Mountains May Depart) and carried out

Ash is Purest White – 2018 Zhangke Jia2020-07-03T10:29:29+00:00

Batman – 1989 Burton

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It is an imaginative triumph from Tim BurtonDeserved production design Oscar win from Anton Furst (committed suicide in 1991) who worked previously on 1987’s Full Metal Jacket-  Burton is the artist here (along with Furst)-

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