House of Bamboo – 1955 Fuller


Sam Fuller’s eighth film, and often noted as the first Hollywood film set in Japan after the WWIIIt is a pretty far cry from the brilliance of Park Row and Pickup on South Street in

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Seven Samurai – 1954 Kurosawa


Kurosawa’s epic masterpiece further cements Kurosawa’s genius status first marked by Rashomon in 1950 and confirmed in Ikiru in 1952. A set-piece used three times I believe is the cemetery on the hill- another breathtaking

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Lady in the Lake – 1946 Montgomery


A wild film, filled with some very high highs and very low lowsRobert Montgomery was an actor with over 60 acting credits who even received top billing over John Wayne in They Were Expendable in

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Capernaum – 2018 Labaki


Capernaum is a social realist drama shot on location in the slums of Lebanon Follows the realist, or neorealist linage from Rossellini on down to Bunuel’s Los Olvidados, to the work of the Dardenne brothers

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Jurassic Park – 1993 Spielberg


Reading the RT reviews--- the reaction to the film from critics in 1993 is demonstrably different than 2013 (re-release). Critics in 2013 adore the film. It’s not quite on the level of like Big Lebowski

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Pickup on South Street – 1953 Fuller


Pickup on South Street is one of the greatest of film noirs and one of Sam Fuller’s greatest works as well (Park Row giving me pause right now). It may not be mentioned as often

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Along the Great Divide – 1951 Walsh


He’d go on to make another 20 features (he directed about 120 overall) but as of right now this is the latest dated archiveable film for Raul Walsh10 years after he’d head to the desert

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BlacKkKlansman – 2018 Spike Lee


Spike, 61 years old at the time of release,  gives us his strongest effort since 2002’s The 25th Hour Adore the shot reverse double-dolly close-up (very near the end after John David Washington and Laura

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The Poseidon Adventure – 1972 Neame


One of the most famous and accomplished disaster films of the 1970’s- a popular subgenre of drama/thriller that included The Towering Inferno, Airport, Earthquake The talented and star-studded ensemble – Gene Hackman, Shelley Winters, Ernest

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Ikiru – 1952 Kurosawa


Both visually masterful and staggeringly profound and poignant One of cinema’s greatest character studies- Kane, Raging Bull- the examination of a man’s life. A bit of It’s A Wonderful Life and Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

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