One of the greatest achievements of all time.
Just saw THE LAST FRONTIER, its terrific and should be on The Auteurs(or whatever the f--k it chooses to call itself).
I just saw HAMMETT, it's a really terrific film. Wish they put a page here for it!
Why for f--k's sake is Robert Ryan's portrait on this page?
We must have ''AN AMERICAN ROMANCE" listed here, one of the most ambitious films of the 40s.
Don't know why it took me so long to add this...one of the monuments!
There's nothing in cinema quite like the last shot of ''An Autumn Afternoon''...
The Height of the great, lost and much missed and mourned VistaVision canvas.
had no idea I hadn't added Sternberg yet to my favourites.
Like all of Costa's movies, this is extremely beautiful and deeply strange. But it keeps you fixed and focused on the film and never bores you for a microsecond and the characters are great talkers whenever they have dialogue. Although it's called Juventude em Marcha(Youth on the March - labelled in English as Colossal Youth) this film centers on Ventura, a non-professional inhabitant of the Fontainhas slums of Lisbon, who is a patriarch figure. This is one of the most meticulous and precise films made in recent years. The camera remains fixed and when it does move, rarely, it has the weight of a deliberate brush stroke. Above all is the milieu which Costa documents as rigorously as John Ford did Monument Valley.
Henry James' <i>The Turn of the Screw</i> is a magnificently written and constructed ghost story set in what the master called "the meeting point between the real and the imaginary". For all the faithfulness to the source on the part of the writers, their choice to make the baroque environment an over-heated children's garden is an example of failure of imagination rather than James' capacity to bring ghosts into a normal house. Still this is an amazing film and Deborah Kerr gives one of her best performances as Miss Giddens.
Please add the following... ME AND MY GAL(His Best Film) THE BOWERY PURSUED THE ROARING TWENTIES REGENERATION SILVER RIVER OPERATION BURMA! GENTLEMAN JIM BAND OF ANGELS
Jean Seberg's own personal favourite was Robert Rossen's <i>Lilith</i> which as usual does not have a page here.
Just saw THE TREE, THE MAYOR AND THE MEDIATHEQUE. It doesn't have a page on this site, so i'll just say that it's one of the most unique political satires in French cinema and has a cast of wonderful performers and ends with singing. The film is extremely verbose but as Rohmer says above, "I do not say, I show. I show people who move and speak." There's a lot of moving and speaking in this film. And visually the film is exquisitely framed and lit.
It's a pity that this masterpiece is still so little known. An influence on films such as NEW YORK, NEW YORK and ROADHOUSE, this is a portrait of a jazz musician Petey Brown(Ida Lupino, great as always) returning home to her sisters. This is a film about post-war blues very precisely captured and rendered with great simplicity and poetry.
THE DEPARTED is not Scorsese's best, it's not a masterpiece. But it's smoothness, it's pulpy tone and the bleak vision it shares about the 21st Century reveals the form of a master working in a minor key. This is the closest Scorsese has come to making a genre film, a film about police and thieves, their guns and ammunition and there being no separation between both.
I like his style!!!
Why oh why is this film so obscure? This is poetry on celluloid, each shot a moving painting(without being painterly) and it has terrific dance numbers.
One of Renoir's most underrated and radical comedies. It's about how sweet and beautiful life can be when the public supports a military dictatorship. Only Renoir got away with making this into a sweet comedy of beguiling lightness.