The Silent Partner – 1978 D. Duke

2021-01-24T14:31:09+00:00

Decades before L.A. Confidential Curtis Hanson wrote this very clever screenplay It is a game of cat and mouse between the crafty, yet peculiar Elliot Gould character, and the menacing Christopher Plummer character. Gould’s character

The Silent Partner – 1978 D. Duke2021-01-24T14:31:09+00:00

One Night in Miami – 2020 R. King

2021-01-20T15:20:23+00:00

Phenomenal veteran actress Regina King (Jerry Maguire, Ray, If Beale Street Could Talk) has her directorial feature debut – One Night in Miami Kemp Powers adapts his own stage play for the screenplay (he’s having

One Night in Miami – 2020 R. King2021-01-20T15:20:23+00:00

The Cameraman – 1928 Keaton, Sedgwick

2021-01-20T13:48:16+00:00

Buster Keaton’s 76-minute comic romance is his last hurrah. In total he’d work for 50 years in movies, have 150 credits or so to his name, but the sun really shined brightly on him and

The Cameraman – 1928 Keaton, Sedgwick2021-01-20T13:48:16+00:00

1958

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best film: 1958 is a two-horse race at the top with Touch of Evil and Vertigo—any year with two of the best thirty films of all-time is a special one by definition. Still, ultimately when forced

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Ossos – 1997 Costa

2021-06-11T17:31:40+00:00

Ossos is Pedro Costa’s third film, and first in the Fontainhas trilogy – the name of a destitute section of Lisbon. Costa largely uses a stationary camera (he has one very long tracking shot of

Ossos – 1997 Costa2021-06-11T17:31:40+00:00

Blow the Man Down – 2019 Savage Cole, Krudy

2021-01-17T13:54:09+00:00

Hats off to first time directors Bridget Savage Cole and Danielle Krudy for the narrative and formal achievement in 2019’s crime comedy thriller Blow the Man Down It is clear Savage Cole and Krudy studied

Blow the Man Down – 2019 Savage Cole, Krudy2021-01-17T13:54:09+00:00

1957

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best film:  The Seventh Seal from Ingmar Bergman Bergman’s first masterpiece—and a landmark film in 1950’s cinema A gray film- severe in tint and mood—Bergman sets the tone with the choir reigning down during the

19572021-04-13T18:05:35+00:00

Bacurau – 2019 Dornelles, Filho

2021-01-13T14:32:49+00:00

You could spend quiet a lot of time just talking about the various genres used when trying to describe Bacurau – it is a mashup, probably more going on here in that respect that even

Bacurau – 2019 Dornelles, Filho2021-01-13T14:32:49+00:00

Dark of the Sun – 1968 Cardiff

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Jack Cardiff (DP on films like A Matter of Life and Death, Black Narcissus, and The African Queen) directs this action/adventure film – also known as “The Mercenaries” (same year actually as Corbucci’s film of

Dark of the Sun – 1968 Cardiff2021-01-20T16:14:24+00:00

Relic – 2020 James

2021-01-12T16:29:04+00:00

A noteworthy slow-burn arthouse horror from director Natalie Erika James – her debut film Bound to frustrate traditional genre enthusiasts with her pacing—James is far more concerned with telling a nuanced story of dementia as

Relic – 2020 James2021-01-12T16:29:04+00:00

The Go-Between – 1971 Losey

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A coming-of-age story and a period costume drama that could have easily been from the later cycle of films from Merchant Ivory. Dominici Guard plays “Leo”- the boy, and literally the go-between passing notes from

The Go-Between – 1971 Losey2021-01-11T19:16:29+00:00
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