La Terra Trema – 1948 Visconti

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La Terra Trema is a major achievement for Visconti, Neo-realism, character blocking mise-en-scene and 1940’s cinema It is Visconti’s second film (a long delay) after 1943’s Ossessione (what a 1-2 punch to start a career).

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The 10 Best Male Actors of the 2010s

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I’ve been doing a “best male actors on the planet” list for years now but this is my first attempt at doing a male actors of a decade list. Here we go: Leonardo DiCaprio –

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Long Day’s Journey Into Night – 2018 Gan Bi

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If 2015’s Kaili Blues (Gan Bi’s debut) was a strong sketch of a burgeoning auteur, 2018’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night is the arrival of a confident, (and more accomplished) talented new voice in cinema. 

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Monsoon Wedding – 2001 Nair

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Mira Nair skillfully handles the ensemble drama with swift pacing and strong characters. There’s the central family, the event planner and maid romance, the story of the niece who was a victim of abuse who

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Kaili Blues – 2015 Gan Bi

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An exciting debut from 26-year old (in 2015) Chinese auteur Gan Bi—it is very rough drafty compared his follow-up 2018’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night but there is a clear vision here- a uniqueness that

Kaili Blues – 2015 Gan Bi2021-07-29T10:53:06+00:00

The 10 Best Female Actors of the 2010s

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I’ve been doing a “best female actors on the planet” list for years now but this is my first attempt at doing a female actors of a decade list. Here we go: Emma Stone –

The 10 Best Female Actors of the 2010s2021-06-19T11:53:13+00:00

Inside Llewyn Davis – 2013 Coen

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Saw it twice in theater in early 2014 and then a third time in March 2018 and a fourth in January 2020I don’t want to overreact to a recent viewing but I think it does

Inside Llewyn Davis – 2013 Coen2020-07-03T10:28:33+00:00

The 10 Best Directors of the 2010s

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I’ve been doing a “best directors on the planet” list for years now but this is my first attempt at doing a directors of a decade list. Here we go: Christopher Nolan – I don’t

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Toni – 1935 Renoir

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Toni is a prime example Renoir’s trademark poetic realism—and it foreshadows both Italian neo-realism (the subjects being Italian doesn’t hurt when thinking about this comparison) movement and the Hollywood noir antihero’s that would pervade so

Toni – 1935 Renoir2020-07-03T10:28:33+00:00

The Best Films of the Decade: The 2010s

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The Tree of Life - Malick The Master - P.T. Anderson Roma - Cuaron Dunkirk - Nolan La La Land - Chazelle Birdman - Iñárritu Inception - Nolan The Revenant - Iñárritu Mad Max: Fury

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