The Lost City Of Gray

The Lost City Of Gray

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  • What's Up, Doc?

    What's Up, Doc?

    ★★★★★

    I love a comedy that's actually funny and directed. The multiple push-ins on Ryan O'Neal's face throughout the film. The cut at the end from a close-up of O'Neals face to a high angled shot of him in the empty terminal. Kovac's use of deep focus photography which lets the cast fill the frame during the crowded comedic set pieces, as each player does their own thing in the madness (like with the hotel room piece). The controlled chaos overflowing…

  • Rear Window

    Rear Window

    ★★★★★

    As far as feature length adaptations of classic Simpsons episodes go, this is alright.

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  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    People like to say Citizen Kane isn’t as impressive nowadays because most movies since use the innovations and techniques used by Welles here. To which I say, the cinema would be light years better if any modern movie actually looked like Citizen Kane

  • Pierrot le Fou

    Pierrot le Fou

    Triple feature of this, Badlands, and Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters. Malick being a successor to Godard in his looseness with cutting, time, and sequence. Schrader's Mishima also discussing the intersection between art and death, as Belmondo's character ends here. Forgoing his reinvigorated literary passion through Karina by using his body as a canvas.

    Mostly lacking the jump cuts and stripped down aesthetics of Breathless, Pierrot Le Fou is a bright, colorful, cinemascope film that is yet more manic…