Archive for November, 2015

In the Mood for Love

Taking elements from the European art film and a British melodrama, Hong Kong’s Wong Kar-wai delivered a masterpiece of aching beauty.

The Elephant Man

David Lynch’s work is widely misunderstood. To classify him as a surrealist misses the point. The Elephant Man proved he is a great humanist.

Brief Encounter

Once dismissed as parochial and passé, the influence of David Lean’s classic can be seen in such unlikely places as The Third Man, The Godfather and Carol.

Traffic

Steven Soderbergh’s drama is fifteen years old but came of age the instant it was released because it dared to reimagine the war on drugs.

The King’s Speech

The King’s Speech is about two men talking, yet the film’s real strength lies in the way it uses sound to tell us one thing while the pictures show us another.


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