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Almost Famous – 2000 Crowe

A magnificent narrative (Academy Award screenplay win) fueled by Crowe’s best work as a director, a perfect (or near- I have one nitpick) rock soundtrack, and tremendous ensemble performances Deserved supporting actress noms from both

Trading Places – 1983 Landis

April 2017 It’s certainly one of the most situation of situation comedies but it’s a hilarious take on nature vs. nurture A very strong comedic cast led by Eddie Murphy and Aykroyd Great visual gags

The Sister Brothers – 2018 Audiard

Jacques Audiard is a narrative master- he zags when you think he’s going to zag—from A Prophet to Rust and Bone he bends genres—watching The Sister Brothers here I was enjoying the hell out of

The Post – 2017 Spielberg

January 2018 It’s a top-notch intelligent screenplay and clearly Spielberg has hired two of the best to lead the cast (and the ensemble is very good as well)—but his choice to put this film on

Spirited Away – 2001 Miyazaki

Third or fourth time viewing- caught it on the big screen Picturesque-- still-frame beauty Miyazaki, if he hadn’t already, firmly cements himself as a master of surrealism—as far as cinema- along the likes of Luis

Call Me by Your Name – 2017 Guadagnino

January 2018 1.0 It’s one of the highlights of 2017 because of the cast, the photography (by Sayombhu Mukdeeprom (who regularly works with Apichatpong Weerasethakul which may be why much of this film feels like

Creed – 2015 Coogler

Coogler’s second archiveable film under the age of 30 Coogler’s direction and screenplay touches and uses the iconography, archetypes and clichés but executives it all so flawlessly Fruitvale Station announced the arrival and both Coogler

The Beast with Five Fingers – 1946 Florey

Max Steiner riffing off of and using Bach music and a tremendous performance by Peter Lorre are the show here and the reason the film squeaks into the archives A great crane shot down into

Moneyball – 2011 Bennett Miller

Bennett Miller’s sophomore effort here proves his debut, 2005’s Capote was no one-man acting triumph—this is another excellent film Miller pulled out all the stops when putting this film together. He grabs Brad Pitt- one

Backdraft – 1991 Howard

A very talented cast (sans William Baldwin in lead), gorgeous set-pieces, and a strong early Hans Zimmer score carry this film into the archives despite a weak screenplay 3 Oscar noms for effects Could lose

Night Train to Munich – 1940 Reed

Very Hitchcockian’- a train-bound thriller with Margaret Lockwood just like Hitch’s 1938 success The Lady Vanishes 7th and final collaboration of Lockwood and Reed- I can’t say I’ve seen or archives any of the others/previous

The Remains of the Day – 1993 Ivory

It’s more of an actors showcase than Howard’s End- which is not a compliment – I love the film but the acting is still probably better in Howard’s End. Long flashbacks and letters between Hopkins

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