best film: Love Me Tonight by Mamoulian. It’s a storytelling innovator for sure (introducing singing in the middle of a scene—not just “performance” musical like The Jazz Singer) and first musical masterpiece. But, it’s no
It is a disappointment coming off of Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter from Egoyan (and gets lost a bit in 1999’s incredible year)-- but certainly much stronger than the average film made by anyone else
It’s a film that may combine the best work of both David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin Hard to top Travers: “The Social Network lights up a dim movie sky with flares of startling brilliance. Director
One of the great romance dramas of the silent era- Frank Borzage’s 7th Heaven is indeed moving—but also features several stunning cinematic highpoints Opens on the streets of Paris just before the breakout of World
It is a B-side, lesser work in the decade-spanning career of major auteurs – the Dardenne brothers The brothers are social realists—THE social realists of the last 20-30 years – a stripped down style, handheld
An emphatic follow-up to 1994’s Exotica—Egoyan proves himself to one of cinema’s finest directors during this stretch of time in the mid-1990’s—compiling now twin achievements of pain and loss Like Exotica, this starts with a
Egoyan’s Exotica is Altman’s Nashville or Sayles' Matewan- except for this ensemble mosaic has a jungle “exotic”-themed strip club meeting place as its linking device instead of a city Egoyan’s Exotica is Altman’s Nashville
One of the great love stories of the 2010’s featuring David O. Russell’s trademark rat-a-tat dialogue, the expansive, combative dysfunctional family (part actual family part surrogate), and some of the best acting of 2012.