It's a wonderful life (1946)

"What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary. Well, then you can swallow it, and it'll all dissolve, see... and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair... am I talking too much?"

While It's a wonderful Life ranks among the most sugary sweet films ever made (I mean really, at the end of the film everyone stands around singing while an angel gets its wings), it is still an enjoyable film, particularly around the holidays when everyone is feeling a little sappy anyway.

The first half of the film starts out strong. We really get to see George Bailey's character and how he was molded into the person that he is today. Yes, the story is a bit cliche, especially with the big evil banker man, but it is always interesting and relevant. I especially enjoyed the drug store scene where he saved a little boy from being poisoned, it exposes some real human flaws and emotions in some of the stories characters. Of course this entire segment is just wrought with sexual innuendo in a very screwball type way. If the viewer is a little bit on their toes (and for someone of the modern age you don't even have to try too hard) you will catch some funny stuff.

I think that my big complaint with the film is the second half (actually more like the last fourth) of the film. This is the segment that really defined this film. One of the most spoofed concepts in entertainment history, the emotional climax of everything that we have seen so far. To me though, it felt incredibly rushed. George didn't even really see all that much of the town, it's almost like the film-makers suddenly realized that they were running out of time and threw this part in very quickly. I did enjoy however that what got George to change his mind was not the fact that his friends didn't have jobs, or that his town had been bought by Potter, or even that main street had been turned into a row of strip clubs and brothels. No, it was because his wife was an old maid who worked at a library. Now, surely they could have thought if a worse fate than this, and yes I realize that it is 1946 and marriage is kind of a big deal but really? Being a younger middle aged woman who isn't married is the worst they could do?

Anyway, in the end the real message of the film was, "to be happy with what you have." This, of course, is a great idea and I fully endorse that message. I couldn't help but wonder, however, if the subtext was more like "it's ok to not pursue your dreams, we should probably be home making babies anyway." In the end, George never really did get what he wanted. He didn't go to school or travel the world, or build bridges and I think that he had a valid reason for complaint. The film, however, disputes that and does in the end send the message that it's ok to settle.

Overall, this is an incredibly cheesetastic film but it is a classic and I guess that I just happen to like it. And even though that's not at all how tax fraud cases work, at least Potter didn't come in singing Christmas carols and double fisting ringing bells.


Magnolia (1999)

It is safe to say that the mere thought of having to sit through Magnolia again brought me a noticeable amount of physical pain. It had been five years since the last time I saw it and let me assure you, it was not long enough. So when it got picked as one of the December movies I decided that this time I would come prepared. Armed with a notebook, a pen, and an amount of beer that is illegal in most countries, I decided to give Magnolia the recognition it deserves. So without further ado, I present you with:

The Top 101 Reasons Why I hate Magnolia
(in chronological order)

1. The narrator sounds like a bitch.
2. Using flames as a transition is never ok.
3. The beginning is a string of dis proven urban legends.
4. Terrible covers of good songs.
5. The fact that the opening of the movie is so promising.
6. Oh yeah, and it's three hours long.
7. Julianne Moore.
8. There are too many bad hairstyles.
9. Silly, cartoon-like film making techniques.
10. Ok, this is going somewhere right?
11. Look Julianne Moore, stuttering does not mean that you are being emotional.
12. F.Y.I. people don't really speak in well thought out monologues about the meaning of life.
13. Why are there so many dogs?
14. Scientology blows.
15. Apparently they forgot about pacing during the making of this film.
16. Seriously though, Tom Cruise's hair frightens me.
17. References to bad 80's songs.
18. Ugly people having sex = boo!
19. Do you want to call me a whore?
20. Great actors must have been forced into this film at gunpoint.
21. They really enjoy exploiting black people.
22. Stop being so whack.
23. Why would they use minuet in G in such a shitty movie?
24. Over the shoulder tracking shots.
25. Way to stereotype things and shit.
26. Is there anything worse than stuffing a sock into your whitey tighties?
27. Since when were braces sexy?
28. Seriously I got a call about a disturbance. Really? Ok!
29. Don't answer my question with a question.
30. Ok cool, the movie is building to something, right?
31. Circle pan to different people makes me want to throw up in my shoes.
32. It's cool, you didn't hear it the first time, I'll say it again.
33. Oh well obviously any woman would be attracted to Tom Cruise in a half ponytail.
34. Why would you fucking ask me about my life while I am making my voice a higher pitch?
35. Phillip Seymore Hoffman references "that scene," because "it's true."
36. Why are they playing Carmen now?
37. Claudia is very short.
38. Ok, dogs tripping is fun.
39. Wait a minute I thought that Magnolia was supposed to be good. Is that a coincidence?
40. Someone should really let Stanley pee.
41. Meeeh Weeh Mehhhlee Leelump (I can't say my line because I'm too busy coughing).
42. The way they shoot William H. Macey out of focus and act like it's deep.
43. Tom Cruise is a flying Samurai.
44. Ambient noises = DEEP = good.
45. Rain is seriously about emotions and things.
46. Oh cool, this movie is building towards an end again.
47. Shut the fuck up now please.
48. Honestly though, I would piss myself for cash.
49. Sure, I always do coke when cops are over.
50. Do it live!!! We'll do it live!!!
51. Shake your kid whenever you get the chance.
52. Really, that's not what TMJ sounds like.
53. I'm covered in blue light, it reflects my inner self/emotions/vomit.
54. Sometimes I rest my head against the door to make sure it's still cold.
55. I'm quietly judging you.
56. Teacher whyeeeeee?
57. "That's the first time I've been right." This movie must be ending soon.
58. I have never said something so profound directly before vomiting.
59. If I wear a lot of makeup can I be pretty like everyone else?
60. Oh wait, there is another hour, but...why?
61. If I stand with only my crotch in the shot it would be symbolic right?
62. Dogs and shit.
63. Yeah...children don't actually think that stuff.
64. Reciting bible verses makes me feel special.
65. My reflection in the window does too.
66. If it al ties together now, everything will be ok.
67. Oh shit! Half ponytail!
68. Annnnd Tom Cruise just stopped being mildly interesting.
69. Wear a bra! Seriously.
70. Is this normal? Is this ok?
71. What is even happening?
72. We no longer feel a need for dialog apparently.
73. I really thought that this was building towards an ending.
75. Being a man = putting your dick into things.
76. Smoking while hooked up to oxygen is only the best way to go out.
77. When you admit your sins on your death bed, it's all good.
78. Goddamn!
79. I regret things.
80. Chasing pills with booze is obviously part of the prescription.
81. Everyone is crying.
82. I light candles when I'm sad.
83. Someone is singing to the music.
84. Oh shit someone else started.
85. Are you fucking kidding me?!?!
86. Dying man participating in a sing along = FAIL!
87. Panning out makes emotional stuff.
88. Dogs and morphine and dogs and morphine.
89. That Bull Mastiff just broke the fourth wall.
90. Oh yeah, of course the black kid would know what to do in the event of a drug overdose.
91. When ice cubes clink, things are made clear.
92. Plot?
93. I should really start to carry retractable keys on my belt.
94. Whining party!
95. Tight focus! Leave half of the scene blurry, it would be muddled like the characters soul.
96. She is so obviously addicted to coke, why can you not see that?
97. Jarring!
98. Again, if my voice gets really high, you should know better.
99. I shake and breathe rapidly, I think that means I love you.
100. FROGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
101. Oh, so this didn't go anywhere.


Battleship Potemkin (1925)

Massacres, mutiny, and maggots! Battleship Potemkin has it all!

Communist propaganda has never been this fun! Or has it?

See death defying baby stunts! Grown men unable to escape a tarp! And did we mention more maggots than you can handle?!?!

Who needs sound when you have Russians?

It offers something that modern films cant! Accesibility through the public domain!

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll wander when this film is possibly going to end. All in Battleship Potemkin!

(Warning, this film does not, nor has it ever contined Pokemon...although it would be much cooler if it did.)


The Graduate (1967)

I love The Graduate. Really, it is because of a lot of things, not the least of which is the music. So I decided to make a musical tribute review in the style of Simon and Garfunkel.

Just want to say Mrs. Robinson
I love this movie more than you will know (woah oh oh)
God bless the cinematographer, Mr. Surtees
His shots and transitions always made a show (ohohoh)

The first half of the film was entertaining all the while
Watching Ben go find himself
It is a light and funny start that is surprisingly wise
He graduated and all he does is sit at home

Anne Bancroft as Mrs. Robinson
She stole the first half of the film away (hey hey hey)
And Dustin Hoffman was Mr. Braddock
He was likable even though he was a stalker (ohohoh)

In the second half of the film the story slowed down for a while
While Ben was following Elane
It was a great dynamic at first but it started to get old
But just in time Mr. Robinson came, and it picked up again

And I love the story Calder Willingham
Imaginative and generally relevant (ohohoh)
Although the love story was unbelieveable
It's just that this is Hollywood I suppose (woahohoh)

The church scene at the end is as iconic as can be
Big Ben's last desperate attempt
It's so romantic but the family cannot see
So they break out in a church fight

And there you are Mrs. Robinson
You learned an old lesson the hard way (hey hey hey)
Don't tell someone not to do something fun
Because that is exactly what they will do (ooh ooh ooh)


Vampyr 1932

Vampyr is a very difficult movie to rate. It is, of course, severely dated and it is really almost impossible for someone with modern movie watching sensibilities to really get caught up in this film. Having said that, there were some very interesting ideas in it and I can appreciate some parts.

I really enjoyed the idea of the shadows that were evil helpers to the Vampire. It was an interesting concept and one that I had never been introduced to before. The scene where the shadows were ballroom dancing was really neat and mildly creepy. It also must have been a fairly innovative technique for that time to produce these bodyless shadows on screen. I also thought that the scene where they are carrying the main character outside in a coffin was very well done. The camera cuts from inside the coffin where Allan Gray lies motionless and wide eyed and the viewer is given the sneaking suspicion that he can in fact see out through the window in the top. This is confirmed when the camera cuts to a view from inside the coffin looking up at what is happening. It is an unsettling sequence that forces the viewer to watch as someone carries them to their grave.

Having said that, it was just very difficult to adjust to the pacing of this film. It didn't really capture me in any way and was very confusing the entire time. I'm still really not sure exactly what happened. I have enjoyed other films from this era and even older but this one was just not my favorite.


Requiem for a Dream 2000

"Juice by Sarah, juice by Sarah, juice by Sarah oh, Sarah's got juice."

"Requiem for a Dream" is an electrically charged hour and a half full of stunning visuals, captivating story, and innovative film making techniques. The film attempts to make the viewers feel that they too are experiencing these drugs along with the characters. At times it works wonderfully, at times it fails, but it is always interesting and unique.

The entire world of the film is distorted. The colors are off or sometimes just plain wrong. The noises are not quite right, at times too loud, at times too quiet, and at times just the wrong sound. And the relationships suffer from a certain disconnect felt not only through the characters themselves but through the filming techniques as well. At times, two characters having a conversation next to each other are split into two seperate screens to visually represent the gap between them. All of these factors add up to make the viewer feel an underlying sense of discomfort the entire time. This sense of discomfort becomes heightened as the film goes on and the word begins to shift into the blatantly surreal.

This film has one of the best arc's I have ever seen. It begins with a simple domestic dispute and ends with lives being absolutely ripped apart and shattered and the viewer feels every second of it. Apart from the film making techniques, the music helps to fuel this on tremendously. The main theme is immediately recognizable and has been used in everything from commercials to sports videos over the years which proves its staying power. It too is a mix of the familiar with the string instruments and the bizarre with the added vocal tracks and odd sound effects. This tells the viewer from the beginning that noting in this world is right and it will probably not change over the course of the film.

All of the acting was really spot on and produced some of the biggest snubs in Academy award history. The actors really bought into their roles and while many of them went through a great physical transformation throughout the film, you could see the internal changes that happened almost etched into the lines of their face.

If there were to be a top ten list of movies that did not end well, "Requiem for a Dream" would probably be pretty high up. The film makers had a very clear message and they made sure that the audience was told over and over again. Overall, I think that this film worked and I always enjoy when people take a risk and try something new even if I don't enjoy every little technique they use.


Raising Arizona 1987

"...and when there was no meat, we ate fowl and when there was no fowl, we ate crawdad and when there was no crawdad to be found, we ate sand."

While Raising Arizona is a highly entertaining movie that has been raised to a cult stutus over the years, it still sufferes from some fundamental flaws that keep it from deserving all of the praise it is ususally given.

H.I. himself is a unique and interesting chracter, loveable in evey way, even though he is a repeat offender. In fact, all of his chracter flaws are turned into cute quirks that only make you root for him more. Nicholas Cage really nailed this concept and character. I love the fact that he gives some very insightful and well spoken voice overs in the movie. The idea of the dim witted poet is a unique and interesting one, especially when it is juxtaposed with a thick redneck accent. The problem with this concept is that two other characters begin to take on this persona as well. Gale and Evelle have some funny lines but they begin to sound like something that H.I. should say and after a while the concept just begins to seem repetitive. "No, ma'am. We released ourselves on our own recognizance."

While I think that the concept was a good one, the film itself feels a bit rough. The pacing is just off in some parts where certain scenes drag on and then the end of the movie felt very rushed. It also took a very long time for the film to get to the actual plot, which is to say, stealing the baby. The scenes in jail were funny, and some of the best scenes in the movie but they were just not necessary to the story. The movies tended to be predictable most of the time, which is not necessarily a bad thing but it was often times clear that it was intended for certain things to be a surprise but they just fell flat. Finally, some of the jokes in the movie just felt like they were straight out of Saturday morning cartoons. It was just not funny and not necessary to have Gale screaming on screen for a full two minutes of the movie and then later to have Gale and Evelle look at each other ans scream back and forth, it felt very juvenile.

While I love the concept for the movie, many of the jokes, and Nicolas Cage's performance, I really feel that "Raising Arizona" lacked a lot. It felt like a comedy made by someone still trying to find their voice and was very rough in some parts. The good jokes in the movie were not enough to save it and even those began to become sparse in the second half of the film. This is just one film that I will probably never give the praise that many people do.


The Apartment 1960

Stay with it, buddy boy.

The apartment is one of the most enjoyable all around movies that I have ever seen. Had it not been shot in black and white, it could sit comfortably among more modern films and be completely undetected.

The writing, while given our modern sensibilities is fairly predictable, is a masterful combination of comedy and real world drama. While the movie explores some of the more repulsive sides of human nature, it does so in a way that never allows the viewer to truly feel the distress of the characters. Rather, it maintains a light and airy disposition completely in contrast to the emotions happening on the screen. While the movie clocks in at a somewhat lengthy 125 minutes, the pacing never feels off and the time flies right by the viewer.

The film making is done in a way that fits dramadies in general quite well, that it to say in an invisible way. At times it feels more as if the viewer is watching a staged play rather than a film. The cameras remain unobtrusive and generally unsuggestive with wide scenic shots of rooms and people. This allows the viewer to see the story in a very organic way rather than be forced into only one perspective. For this story it works splendidly as the audience is allowed to focus more on the actors, the story, and the struggles of the characters, rather than the director and camera.

With all of the previous praise aside, this movie would not be half as good if it not for the artful casting. All of the actors were exactly spot on and kept the movie interesting. There was a great chemistry between Jack Lemmon and Shirley McLaine. Shirley McLaine was constantly attempting to drag the audience down into the depths of despair that she felt but Jack Lemmon would not allow it to happen, constantly finding a way to make everyone laugh, not the least of all at his own expense. This creates a pleasant dichotomy in which the audience is constantly feeling the pull from both characters.

The apartment is truly a treat for any viewer. The story is timeless and can be felt among all generations, the film making is seamless, and the acting is unblemished. This is a film that I could whole heartedly recommend to anyone who has ever liked movies.


Well I suppose that you should begin at the beginning

So before I embark on our epic journey to watch the entire list of the "1001 movies to see before you die" I will post the complete list. I will begin to hotlink the movies that I have already reviewed to th actual reviews. Check back and see how it's going!

A Trip to the Moon (1902)
The Great Train Robbery (1903)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Les Vampires (1915)
Intolerance (1916)
Broken Blossoms (1919)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Way Down East (1920)
Within Our Gates (1920)
The Phantom Carriage (1921)
Orphans of the Storm (1921)
La Souriante Madame Beudet (1922)
Dr. Mabuse Parts 1 and 2 (1922)
Nanook of the North (1922)
Nosferatu (1922)
Haxan (1923)
Foolish Wives (1922)
Our Hospitality (1923)
The Wheel (1923)
The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
Strike (1924)
Greed (1924)
Sherlock, Jr. (1924)
The Last Laugh (1924)
Seven Chances (1925)
The Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Battleship Potemkin (1925)
The Gold Rush (1925)
The Big Parade (1925)
Metropolis (1927)
Sunrise (1927)
The General (1927)
The Unknown (1927)
October (1927)
The Jazz Singer (1927)
Napoleon (1927)
The Kid Brother (1927)
The Crowd (1928)
The Docks of New York (1928)
An Andalusian Dog (1928)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
Steamboat Bill, Jr. (1928)
Storm over Asia (1928)
Blackmail (1929)
The Man with the Movie Camera (1929)
Pandora's Box (1929)
The Blue Angel (1930)
L'Age D'Or (1930)
Earth (1930)
Little Caesar (1930)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
À Nous la Liberté (1931)
Le Million (1931)
Tabu (1931)
Dracula (1931)
Frankenstein (1931)
City Lights (1931)
The Public Enemy (1931)
M (1931)
La Chienne (1931)
Vampyr (1932)
Love Me Tonight (1932)
Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932)
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)
Scarface (1932)
Shanghai Express (1932)
Freaks (1932)
Me and My Gal (1932)
Zero for Conduct (1933)
42nd Street (1933)
Footlight Parade (1933)
Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Duck Soup (1933)
Queen Christina (1933)
Las Hurdes (1933)
King Kong (1933)
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933)
Sons of the Desert (1933)
It's a Gift (1934)
Triumph of the Will (1934)
L'Atalante (1934)
The Black Cat (1934)
Judge Priest (1934)
It Happened One Night (1934)
The Thin Man (1934)
Captain Blood (1935)
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
A Night at the Opera (1935)
The 39 Steps (1935)
Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Top Hat (1935)
A Day in the Country (1936)
Modern Times (1936)
Swing Time (1936)
My Man Godfrey (1936)
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
Camille (1936)
Sabotage (1936)
Dodsworth (1936)
Things to Come (1936)
The Story of a Cheat (1936)
Captains Courageous (1937)
Song At Midnight (1937)
Grand Illusion (1937)
Stella Dallas (1937)
The Life of Emile Zola (1937)
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
The Awful Truth (1937)
Pepe Le Moko (1937)
Jezebel (1938)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
Olympia (1938)
The Baker's Wife (1938)
Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Stagecoach (1939)
The Story of the Late Chrysanthemums (1939)
Babes in Arms (1939)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Destry Rides Again (1939)
Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Daybreak (1939)
Gunga Din (1939)
Ninotchka (1939)
The Rules of the Game (1939)
Wuthering Heights (1939)
His Girl Friday (1940)
Rebecca (1940)
Fantasia (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Pinocchio (1940)
The Mortal Storm (1940)
The Bank Dick (1940)
Citizen Kane (1941)
The Lady Eve (1941)
The Wolf Man (1941)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Sergeant York (1941)
Dumbo (1941)
High Sierra (1941)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
How Green Was My Valley (1941)
The Palm Beach Story (1942)
Now, Voyager (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
Cat People (1942)
The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
Fires Were Started (1943)
The Man in Grey (1943)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
The Seventh Victim (1943)
The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
Ossessione (1943)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Laura (1944)
Gaslight (1944)
Henry V (1944)
Ivan the Terrible (1944) Parts 1 and 2
Double Indemnity (1944)
Murder, My Sweet (1944)
The Battle of San Pietro (1945)
Spellbound (1945)
Mildred Pierce (1945)
Children of Paradise (1945)
Open City (1945)
The Lost Weekend (1945)
Detour (1945)
I Know Where I'm Going! (1945)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Brief Encounter (1946)
Paisan (1946)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
My Darling Clementine (1946)
The Stranger (1946)
Beauty and the Beast (1946)
The Big Sleep (1946)
The Killers (1946)
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
Great Expectations (1946)
Notorious (1946)
Black Narcissus (1946)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Gilda (1946)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Out of the Past (1947)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Odd Man Out (1947)
The Bicycle Thief (1948)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Secret Beyond the Door (1948)
Force of Evil (1948)
Spring in a Small Town (1948)
Red River (1948)
Rope (1948)
The Snake Pit (1948)
The Lady from Shanghai (1948)
Paleface (1948)
The Red Shoes (1948)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Louisiana Story (1948)
The Heiress (1949)
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Gun Crazy (1949)
Adam's Rib (1949)
Whiskey Galore! (1949)
White Heat (1949)
The Reckless Moment (1949)
The Third Man (1949)
On the Town (1949)
Orpheus (1949)
The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Rashomon (1950)
Winchester '73 (1950)
Rio Grande (1950)
All About Eve (1950)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Los Olvidados (1950)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
The Big Carnival (1951)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
The African Queen (1951)
Diary of a Country Priest (1951)
An American in Paris (1951)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Quiet Man (1952)
Forbidden Games (1952)
Angel Face (1952)
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Ikiru (1952)
Europa '51 (1952)
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
The Big Sky (1952)
High Noon (1952)
Umberto D (1952)
The Golden Coach (1952)
The Bigamist (1953)
The Band Wagon (1953)
Madame De… (1953)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Tokyo Story (1953)
Roman Holiday (1953)
Wages of Fear (1953)
The Naked Spur (1953)
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
The Big Heat (1953)
M. Hulot's Holiday (1953)
Voyage in Italy (1953)
Ugetsu (1953)
Shane (1953)
Beat the Devil (1953)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
On the Waterfront (1954)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Les Diaboliques (1954)
Animal Farm (1954)
Rear Window (1954)
A Star Is Born (1954)
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
La Strada (1954)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Senso (1954)
Silver Lode (1954)
Carmen Jones (1954)
Sansho the Bailiff (1954)
Salt of the Earth (1954)
Artists and Models (1955)
Guys and Dolls (1955)
Pather Panchali (1955)
Bad Day at Black Rock (1955)
The Mad Masters (1955)
Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)
The Ladykillers (1955)
Marty (1955)
Ordet (1955)
Bob Le Flambeur (1955)
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
The Man from Laramie (1955)
Rebel without a Cause (1955)
The Phenix City Story (1955)
Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)
Night and Fog (1955)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Lola Montes (1955)
Forbidden Planet (1956)
The Burmese Harp (1956)
The Searchers (1956)
A Man Escaped (1956)
Written on the Wind (1956)
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
Giant (1956)
All That Heaven Allows (1956)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
The Wrong Man (1956)
Bigger Than Life (1956)
High Society (1956)
The Ten Commandments (1956)
12 Angry Men (1957)
The Seventh Seal (1957)
An Affair to Remember (1957)
Wild Strawberries (1957)
The Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Throne of Blood (1957)
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Aparajito (1957)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Mother India (1957)
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Sweet Smell of Success (1957)
Man of the West (1958)
Touch of Evil (1958)
Cairo Station (1958)
Gigi (1958)
The Defiant Ones (1958)
Vertigo (1958)
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
Horror of Dracula (1958)
Mon Oncle (1958)
The Music Room (1958)
The 400 Blows (1959)
North by Northwest (1959)
Some Like It Hot (1959)
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Eyes without a Face (1959)
Ride Lonesome (1959)
Black Orpheus (1959)
Shadows (1959)
The World of Apu (1959)
Breathless (1959)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Pickpocket (1959)
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
Rio Bravo (1959)
The Hole (1959)
Floating Weeds (1959)
Rocco and His Brothers (1960)
La Dolce Vita (1960)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960)
Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
L'Avventura (1960)
La Joven (1960)
The Cloud-Capped Star (1960)
The Housemaid (1960)
Psycho (1960)
Black Sunday (1960)
Peeping Tom (1960)
The Apartment (1960)
Spartacus (1960)
Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
La Jetee (1961)
One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
Lola (1961)
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
La Notte (1961)
Jules and Jim (1961)
Viridiana (1961)
The Ladies Man (1961)
Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
Chronicle of a Summer (1961)
The Hustler (1961)
West Side Story (1961)
Mondo Cane (1962)
Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)
Dog Star Man (1962)
An Autumn Afternoon (1962)
L'Eclisse (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
Lolita (1962)
Keeper of Promises (1962)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
My Life to Live (1962)
Heaven and Earth Magic (1962)
The Birds (1963)
The Nutty Professor (1963)
Blonde Cobra (1963)
The Cool World (1963)
8 1/2 (1963)
Passenger (1963)
Contempt (1963)
Hud (1963)
Winter Light (1963)
Flaming Creatures (1963)
The Great Escape (1963)
Shock Corridor (1963)
The Leopard (1963)
Barren Lives (1963)
Mediteranee (1963)
The House is Black (1963)
The Haunting (1963)
An Actor's Revenge (1963)
The Servant (1963)
Goldfinger (1964)
Scorpio Rising (1964)
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Marnie (1964)
My Fair Lady (1964)
Woman in the Dunes (1964)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
A Hard Day's Night (1964)
The Red Desert (1964)
Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (1964)
The Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Before the Revolution (1964)
Gertrud (1964)
The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964)
Black God, White Devil (1964)
The Demon (1964)
Vinyl (1965)
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
The War Game (1965)
Tokyo Olympiad (1965)
The Battle of Algiers (1965)
The Sound of Music (1965)
The Sargossa Manuscript (1965)
Alphaville (1965)
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Repulsion (1965)
Juliet of the Spirits (1965)
Pierrot Le Fou (1965)
Faster, Pussy Cat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
Golden River (1965)
The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short (1965)
Hold Me While I'm Naked (1966)
Blow-Up (1966)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
Daisies (1966)
Come Drink with Me (1966)
Seconds (1966)
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
Persona (1966)
Masculin-Feminin (1966)
Au Hazard Balthazar (1966)
In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1967)
The Graduate (1967)
Playtime (1967)
Report (1967)
Hombre (1967)
Belle de Jour (1967)
The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967)
Week End (1967)
The Godson (1967)
Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Point Blank (1967)
Wavelength (1967)
Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
The Red and the White (1967)
Marketta Lazarova (1967)
The Jungle Book (1967)
The Fireman's Ball (1967)
Earth Entranced (1967)
Closely Watched Trains (1967)
Vij (1967)
The Cow (1968)
Once Upon a Time in the West (1968)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Faces (1968)
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
If... (1968)
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968)
The Producers (1968)
David Holzman's Diary (1968)
Shame (1968)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Hour of the Wolf (1968)
Targets (1968)
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
My Night at Maud's (1969)
Lucia (1969)
A Touch of Zen (1969)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Satyricon (1969)
Z (1969)
The Conformist (1969)
Easy Rider (1969)
High School (1969)
In the Year of the Pig (1969)
The Wild Bunch (1969)
Andrei Rublev (1969)
Le Boucher (1969)
The Color of Pomegranates (1969)
Kes (1969)
Tristana (1970)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
El Topo (1970)
Woodstock (1970)
Deep End (1970)
The Spider's Stratagem (1970)
Little Big Man (1970)
The Ear (1970)
Patton (1970)
M*A*S*H (1970)
Performance (1970)
Gimme Shelter (1970)
Zabriskie Point (1970)
The Bird with The Crystal Plumage (1970)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
Wanda (1971)
W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism (1971)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
The Sorrow and the Pity (1971)
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
Walkabout (1971)
Klute (1971)
Harold and Maude (1971)
Red Psalm (1971)
Get Carter (1971)
The French Connection (1971)
Shaft (1971)
Dirty Harry (1971)
Murmur of the Heart (1971)
Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song (1971)
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Straw Dogs (1971)
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972)
Cabaret (1972)
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
High Plains Drifter (1972)
Sleuth (1972)
Deliverance (1972)
Solaris (1972)
The Godfather (1972)
Cries and Whispers (1972)
Fat City (1972)
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (1972)
Frenzy (1972)
Pink Flamingos (1972)
Superfly (1972)
The Sting (1973)
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Badlands (1973)
American Graffiti (1973)
Papillon (1973)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Mean Streets (1973)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
The Wicker Man (1973)
Day for Night (1973)
Don't Look Now (1973)
Sleeper (1973)
Serpico (1973)
The Exorcist (1973)
Turkish Delight (1973)
The Spirit of the Beehive (1973)
Fantastic Planet (1973)
Amarcord (1973)
The Harder They Come (1973)
Pat Garret and Billy the Kid (1973)
Dersu Uzala (1974)
The Conversation (1974)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
Mirror (1974)
A Woman under the Influence (1974)
Young Frankenstein (1974)
Chinatown (1974)
Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974)
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai Du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The Wall (1975)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Fox and His Friends (1975)
India Song (1975)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
Manila in the Claws of Brightness (1975)
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Nashville (1975)
Cria! (1975)
The Traveling Players (1975)
Jaws (1975)
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
Carrie (1976)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
All the President's Men (1976)
Rocky (1976)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Network (1976)
Ascent (1976)
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
1900 (1976)
The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)
Star Wars (1977)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
The Last Wave (1977)
Annie Hall (1977)
Last Chants for a Slow Dance (1977)
Storszek (1977)
Man of Marble (1977)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Killer of Sheep (1977)
Eraserhead (1977)
Ceddo (1977)
The American Friend (1977)
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Soldier of Orange (1977)
Suspiria (1977)
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)
Five Deadly Venoms (1978)
The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Grease (1978)
Days of Heaven (1978)
Dawn of the Dead (1978) 8/10
Shaolin Master Killer (1978)
Up in Smoke (1978)
Halloween (1978)
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Real Life (1979)
My Brilliant Career (1979)
Stalker (1979)
Alien (1979)
Breaking Away (1979)
The Tin Drum (1979)
All That Jazz (1979)
Being There (1979)
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Life of Brian (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Jerk (1979)
The Muppet Movie (1979)
Manhattan (1979)
Mad Max (1979)
Nosferatu The Vampyre (1979)
Ordinary People (1980)
Atlantic City (1980)
The Last Metro (1980)
The Shining (1980)
The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Elephant Man (1980)
The Big Red One (1980)
Loulou (1980)
Airplane! (1980)
Raging Bull (1980)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Das Boot (1981)
Gallipoli (1981)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Body Heat (1981)
Reds (1981)
An American Werewolf in London (1981)
Three Brothers (1981)
Man of Iron (1981)
Too Early, Too Late (1981)
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1981)
E.T. The Extra-Terestrial (1982)
The Thing (1982)
Poltergeist (1982)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Evil Dead (1982)
Tootsie (1982)
Yol (1982)
Diner (1982)
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Gandhi (1982)
The Night of the Shooting Stars (1982)
A Question of Silence (1982)
Fanny and Alexander (1982)
A Christmas Story (1983)
El Norte (1983)
Videodrome (1983)
Return of the Jedi (1983)
The Big Chill (1983)
Sans Soleil (1983)
The Last Battle (1983)
L'Argent (1983)
Utu (1983)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
The Fourth Man (1983)
The King of Comedy (1983)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Koyaanisqatsi (1983)
Once Upon a Time in America (1983)
Scarface (1983)
The Battle of Narayama (1983)
Amadeus (1984)
The Terminator (1984)
Paris, Texas (1984)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
Ghostbusters (1984)
A Passage to India (1984)
Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
The Killing Fields (1984)
The Natural (1984)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Ran (1985)
Come and See (1985)
The Official Story (1985)
Out of Africa (1985)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Back to the Future (1985)
The Time to Live and the Time to Die (1985)
Brazil (1985)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
The Quiet Earth (1985)
Mishima (1985)
Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Vagabond (1985)
Shoah (1985)
The Color Purple (1985)
Manhunter (1986)
Stand By Me (1986)
Blue Velvet (1986)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
The Decline of the American Empire (1986)
The Fly (1986)
Aliens (1986)
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
Down by Law (1986)
A Room with a View (1986)
Platoon (1986)
Caravaggio (1986)
Tampopo (1986)
Peking Opera Blues (1986)
Salvador (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Sherman's March (1986)
The Horse Thief (1986)
Yeelen (1987)
Wings of Desire (1987)
Project A, Part II (1987)
Babette's Feast (1987)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Withnail and I (1987)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
Broadcast News (1987)
Housekeeping (1987)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Moonstruck (1987)
The Untouchables (1987)
Red Sorghum (1987)
The Dead (1987)
Fatal Attraction (1987)
A Chinese Ghost Story (1987)
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
The Vanishing (1988)
Bull Durham (1988)
Ariel (1988)
The Thin Blue Line (1988)
Akira (1988)
Cinema Paradiso (1988)
Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
The Naked Gun (1988)
Big (1988)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Landscape in the Mist (1988)
The Decalogue (1988)
Die Hard (1988)
A Tale of the Wind (1988)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Rain Man (1988)
The Story of Women (1988)
The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Alice (1988)
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
Batman (1989)
When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover (1989)
Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
My Left Foot (1989)
The Killer (1989)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Roger & Me (1989)
Glory (1989)
The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)
Sex, Lies and Videotape (1989)
Say Anything... (1989)
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
A City of Sadness (1989)
No Fear, No Die (1990)
Reversal of Fortune (1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
King of New York (1990)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Europa Europa (1990)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Archangel (1990)
Trust (1990)
Close-Up (1990)
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1990)
Total Recall (1990)
Once Upon a Time in China (1991)
Boyz 'n the Hood (1991)
Raise the Red Lantern (1991)
Delicatessen (1991)
A Brighter Summer Day (1991)
Naked Lunch (1991)
La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
The Rapture (1991)
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Thelma & Louise (1991)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
JFK (1991)
Slacker (1991)
Tongues Untied (1991)
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991)
The Double Life of Veronique (1991)
Strictly Ballroom (1992)
The Player (1992)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Romper Stomper (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Unforgiven (1992)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Candy Man (1992)
A Tale of Winter (1992)
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992)
The Crying Game (1992)
Man Bites Dog (1992)
The Actress (1992)
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould (1993)
Groundhog Day (1993)
Short Cuts (1993)
Philadelphia (1993)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Age of Innocence (1993)
The Puppetmaster (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
Blue (1993)
The Piano (1993)
The Blue Kite (1993)
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Red (1994)
Hoop Dreams (1994)
Forrest Gump (1994)
Clerks (1994)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
The Lion King (1994)
Satantango (1994)
Natural Born Killers (1994)
The Last Seduction (1994)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Wild Reeds (1994)
Chungking Express (1994)
Crumb (1994)
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Through the Olive Trees (1994)
Riget (1994)
Dear Diary (1994)
Muriel's Wedding (1994)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Casino (1995)
Deseret (1995)
Babe (1995)
Toy Story (1995)
Strange Days (1995)
Braveheart (1995)
Safe (1995)
Clueless (1995)
Heat (1995)
Zero Kelvin (1995)
Seven (1995)
Smoke (1995)
The White Balloon (1995)
Xixch Lo (1995)
Underground (1995)
The Brave Heart Will Take the Bride (1995)
Dead Man (1995)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
The Pillow Book (1996)
Three Lives and Only One Death (1996)
Fargo (1996)
Independence Day (1996)
Secrets and Lies (1996)
Breaking the Waves (1996)
The English Patient (1996)
Gabbeh (1996)
Lone Star (1996)
Trainspotting (1996)
Scream (1996)
Shine (1996)
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Happy Together (1997)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Fast, Cheap and Out of Control (1997)
The Butcher Boy (1997)
The Ice Storm (1997)
Boogie Nights (1997)
Kundun (1997)
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
Funny Games (1997)
Taste of Cherry (1997)
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Mother and Son (1997)
Titanic (1997)
Tetsuo (1998)
The Celebration (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Buffalo 66 (1998)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Run Lola Run (1998)
Rushmore (1998)
Pi (1998)
Happiness (1998)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
The Idiots (1998)
Sombre (1998)
Ringu (1998)
There's Something About Mary (1998)
Magnolia (1999) X
Beau Travail (1999)
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Taboo (1999)
Rosetta (1999)
All About My Mother (1999)
Three Kings (1999)
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
The Audition (1999)
Time Regained (1999)
Fight Club (1999)
Being John Malkovich (1999)
American Beauty (1999)
Attack the Gas Station (1999)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
The Matrix (1999)
Nine Queens (2000)
The Captive (2000)
In the Mood for Love (2000)
Ali Zaoua, Prince of the Streets (2000)
Gladiator (2000) 10/10
Kippur (2000)
Yi Yi (2000)
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Amores Perros (2000)
Meet the Parents (2000)
Signs & Wonders (2000)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
Traffic (2000)
The Gleaners and I (2000)
Memento (2000)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Amelie (2001)
What Time Is It There? (2001)
Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)
Kandahar (2001)
Spirited Away (2001)
The Piano Teacher (2001)
The Son's Room (2001)
No Man's Land (2001)
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Monsoon Wedding (2001)
Fat Girl (2001)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Lantana (2001)
A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Gangs of New York (2002)
The Pianist (2002)
Talk to Her (2002)
City of God (2002)
Russian Ark (2002)
Far From Heaven (2002)
Adaptation. (2002)
Chicago (2002)
Hero (2002)
The Two Towers (2002)
Uzak (2002)
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Irreversible (2002)
The Barbarian Invasions (2003)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Oldboy (2003)
Good Bye Lenin! (2003)
The Return Of The King (2003)
The Best of Youth (2003)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
The Passion Of The Christ (2004)
Collateral (2004)
The Aviator (2004)
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Head-On (2004)
3-Iron (2004)
Crash (2004)
Downfall (2004)
Sideways (2004)
Go, See, and Become (2005)
Paradise Now (2005)
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Tsotsi (2005)
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Apocalypto (2006)
The Departed (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
The Lives of Others (2006)
Once (2006)
The Queen (2006)
The Host (2006)
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007)
La Vie En Rose (2007)
No Country For Old Men (2007)
Into the Wild (2007)
There Will Be Blood (2007)
Atonement (2007)