I cannot pick four favourite films because there are just TOO MANY.
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Rohmer's films are driven by dialogue and mise en scene: not plot. This means they'll always delimit their audience to a certain extent - especially in a culture that has never been so driven or influenced by narratives.
But that's why I love Rohmer. His films are realist. They are intimate. They are also very beautiful.
He doesn't frame a shot in a formalistic manner but in a nonchalant & painterly way. If I had to name a modern heir in…
about half way through this austen adaptation, elizabeth and darcy meet under these huge roman columns, amidst the pouring rain, with the verdant rolling english countryside surrounding them, when darcy utterly blindsides elizabeth by - of all things - proposing! then they proceed to argue vociferously. elizabeth informs him that he's basically the last man on earth she would ever want to marry. and yet, before darcy storms off, they share such an erotically charged moment that it puts many…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
It's 95 degrees outside; people are dying of the heat. But somewhere a baby is crying. Dressed in a white gown and blue robes, Rosemary recalls the Virgin Mary, as she walks through the linen-closet-cum-gates-of-hell to meet her child for the first time, knife poised in hand.
We all know who this baby is - that baby with the red eyes who she finally, gently, rocks in its pitch black bassinet with a subverted cross mobile.
Polanski leads us to…