Archive for November, 2015

181. In the Mood for Love

Mixing social history, European art film and a British melodrama, Wong Kar-wai delivered a masterpiece of aching beauty.

180. The Elephant Man

To call David Lynch a surrealist is to misses the point. This masterpiece proved he is one of cinema’s great humanists.

179. 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.

178. 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.

177. The King’s Speech

This film has two men talking. However, its strength lies in the way it uses sound to tell us one thing while showing us another.


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