Celine and Julie Go Boating – 1974 Rivette


Rivette’s fifth film- a 193 minute comedy shot in a grainy crude 16mm Mixes the comic whimsy of Juliet Berto and Dominique Labourier (they have an undeniable chemistry), mystery and magic, and an airy self-awareness

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High and Low – 1963 Kurosawa


I may not be quite ready to make it yet, but I think there’s a legit argument to this being Kurosawa’s greatest single work—and his 1960’s being even stronger than his run during the 1950’s

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The Big Red One – 1980 Fuller


It is the film that meant the most (along with Park Row) to Fuller, and the one he was leading up to his entire life. War (Fuller was a WWII vet and much of this

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The Adventures of Tintin – 2011 Spielberg


It certainly isn’t an essential part of the Spielberg canon- but enough elements worthy of praise to slip into the archives The credit sequence is certainly one of the greatest moments of the film—reminiscent of

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The 233rd Best Director of All-Time: Jonathan Glazer


Glazer. Jonathan Glazer directed some of the absolute best music videos of the 1990’s including Karma Police for Radiohead and Virtual Insanity for Jamiroquai. He made his debut feature in 2000 (Sexy Beast)- certainly a

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The Nun – 1966 Rivette


Rivette’s dedication to the visual motif of imprisonment, bars holding Anna Karina’s Suzanne is quite the formal achievement Rivette’s second feature after 1961’s Paris Belongs To Us. Godard had made 9 features in that time-

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Paris Belongs to Us – 1961 Rivette


The debut French New Wave auteur Jacques Rivette—a leisurely-paced, but fascinating paranoia-infused opaque mystery 142 minutes for a debut- indeed, even early, Rivette is the long-form voice from the New Wave A strong opening as

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