Toy Story – 1995 Lasseter


Pixar’s first film- a smashing critical and box office success--- set the groundwork for this as the future vs. the hand-drawn work that dates back decades It was the first feature-length film to be entirely

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The 74th Best Director of All-Time: Alan Pakula


Pakula.  Pakula was on absolute fire from 1971 to 1976 with this unofficial paranoia trilogy and then we’re largely done—unlike Coppola, Scorsese, Spielberg and others American filmmakers that emerged during that incredibly fertile period in

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The Last Black Man in San Francisco – 2019 Talbot


A strong debut from Joe Talbot – It’s not Kogonads’s Columbus or Steve McQueen’s Hunger- this one runs out of steam (those first 5 minutes here are so impressive) but still- excited to see what

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Deliverance – 1972 Boorman


Part B-movie horror/thriller nightmare, part meditation on masculinity—part end of the 1960’s and an end of innocence. The dueling banjos and squealing like a pig scenes-  well-crafted and justifiably iconic cinematic passages Vilmos Zsigmond as

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Raiders of the Lost Ark – 1981 Spielberg


It works almost alone without dialogue just focusing on the spectacular set pieces, the editing (Oscar win), John Williams score, and the set design (Oscar win)—silent cinema Irresistibly entertaining Love the opening graphic match with

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