Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! – 1989 Almodovar


This marks Pedro Almodovar’s eighth film (six in the archives)- a very busy decade (debut in 1980). Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Also makes for five archiveable films with actor and collaborator Antonio Banderas

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! – 1989 Almodovar2021-11-29T13:59:37+00:00

Fat City – 1972 Huston


John Huston’s bleak Fat City opens with longer take observing Stacy Keach (as Tully) in his depressing, tiny jail cell of an apartment. This is Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt and in that Huston is

Fat City – 1972 Huston2021-11-22T18:11:24+00:00

Carnival of Souls – 1962 Harvey


Heck Harvey directs Carnival of Souls- an early 1960s low budget horror film starring Candace Hilligoss as Mary Henry. It is part Lynne Ramsay (a past trauma—a drag racing accident- leaves the protagonist an empty

Carnival of Souls – 1962 Harvey2021-11-22T15:41:16+00:00

Freud – 1962 Huston


Freud is a substantial biopic (running 140 minutes) and a solid addition to the resumes of both John Huston and star Montgomery Clift. The first of eighteen Academy Award nominations for Jerry Goldsmith (score for

Freud – 1962 Huston2021-11-21T13:32:21+00:00

The Good German – 2006 Soderbergh


Steven Soderbergh’s The Good German is steeped in pastiche. Even the marvelous poster apes Casablanca. However, the sort of real life documentary footage used to open the film is just not how these studio films

The Good German – 2006 Soderbergh2021-11-24T14:17:19+00:00

About Endlessness – 2019 Andersson


With 2019’s About Endlessness, Roy Andersson, further bolsters his legacy as one of the 21st century’s greatest voices in cinema. Andersson is an absolute master of composition. About Endlessness clocks in just under 80 minutes.

About Endlessness – 2019 Andersson2021-11-20T16:53:30+00:00

Crimson Tide – 1995 Tony Scott


Tony Scott infuses enough energy into Crimson Tide to make the achievement of the film more than just the colossal performances of Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington. To be clear, these two great actors and

Crimson Tide – 1995 Tony Scott2021-11-22T18:06:39+00:00

Breaking News – 2004 To


Johnnie To’s Breaking News is justifiably well known its opening shot. The shot lasts nearly seven minutes in total and has been compared some of the great opening shots in cinema history. To’s camera starts

Breaking News – 2004 To2021-11-21T13:35:06+00:00

Dune – 2021 Villeneuve


  Denis Villeneuve’s Dune is yet another feather in the cap for the director who amassed one of the strongest resumes of the 2010s (works include Enemy, Sicario, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049). The sheer

Dune – 2021 Villeneuve2021-11-18T16:58:06+00:00

Dune – 1984 Lynch


It is hard to separate the 1984 film Dune from the story of its failed adaptation (even the most adamant defenders often admit it does not do Frank Herbert’s novel justice) and the story around

Dune – 1984 Lynch2021-11-17T14:03:08+00:00

Law of Desire – 1987 Almodovar


Pedro Almodóvar’s most frequent collaborators in the 1980s- the great Carmen Maura and Antonio Banderas- are back for Law of Desire. This is Almodovar leaning into Hitchcock again with the heavy Bernard Herrmann- like strings

Law of Desire – 1987 Almodovar2021-11-19T11:54:22+00:00
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