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A Hard Day's Night (1964, Richard Lester)

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Richard Lester’s output would evoke thoughts of physically manifested arm-waving freedom even if he hadn’t early on unleashed something called The Running, Jumping and Standing Still Film. 2,611 more words

Best Screenplay Oscar Nominees

Melvin and Howard (1980, Jonathan Demme)

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Jonathan Demme’s Melvin and Howard — a California/Nevada travelogue of sorts — is less about the real events it dramatizes than about the world in which those events took place. 1,155 more words

AFI 400 Nominees

Metropolis (1927, Fritz Lang)

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H.G. Wells thought it was silly and dumb and a step backward for science fiction. American critics of its day found its dramatics hackneyed and soulless. 887 more words

IMDB Top 250

The Crying Game (1992, Neil Jordan)

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The Crying Game opens on an extended shot of a Ferris wheel at a fairground in Northern Island, where its tragic and chaotic events are set into irrecovable motion. 761 more words

Best Screenplay Oscar Winners

The Lady Vanishes (1938, Alfred Hitchcock)

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It’s probably too obvious to mention that by 1938, Alfred Hitchcock could’ve directed a serviceable thriller in his sleep, right? The first twenty-odd minutes of The Lady Vanishes amount to some sort of a hangout movie, the awkward comings and goings of stranded snowbound travelers in a noisy and sprawling hotel out in some fictitious European country. 3,056 more words

Maltin Must-See

Eyes Wide Shut (1999, Stanley Kubrick)

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Before we get into the nuts and bolts of this one, there’s probably some use in making a general comment here about Stanley Kubrick’s later films, starting with… 2,274 more words

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The River (1951, Jean Renoir)

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One thing that’s really distinctive about Citizen Kane is that it’s proof that adding sound to cinema did not have to sap its wildest, most undiluted level of imagination. 1,158 more words

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