As far as I am concerned you can never go wrong with any of these films. Top 10 1 The Double Life of Veronique – dir. Krysztof Kieslowski – 9.07 2 Chungking Express – dir. Wong Kar-Wai – 8.73 2 Zero Dark Thiry – dir. Kathryn Bigalow – 8.73 4 Persona – dir. Ingmar Bergman […]Read more "An Updated Top 25"
Samurai Trilogy dir. Hiroshi Inagaki – 5.91 – This is not a surprise to me but it may be the first time I considered that samurai films, as a genre, are sibling films to westerns. Again, this is not something I was unfamiliar with but I just never bothered to fire off too many computational […]Read more "Summer Film Fest 2016: The final batch."
Limelight dir. Charles Chaplin – 1952 – 7.4 – Chaplin’s final starring role is one of his best and is an ample sendoff to his brilliant career. In the film he stars as an aging headliner who acts as a manic pixie girl for a dancer, played by Claire Bloom, and they convince each other […]Read more "Summer Film Fest 2016 Updates"
Red River dir. Howard Hawks – 1948 – 5.87 – Red River kicks off my Summer Film Fest for 2016 mostly because I wanted to watch westerns. There is not too much I can say about the film, it is a western, the acting between John Wayne and Montgomery Clift was very interesting and compelling. […]Read more "Summer Film Fest 2016: or Regarding Horses"
In a few weeks I will be celebrating my annual summer film festival which was the impetus for this website nearly two years ago. Of the 108 posts most of them are full length reviews with several of these Quick Hits it is a pleasure to still be writing here after all this time. That […]Read more "Quick Hits: Pre Summer Film Fest edition."