Despite seeing large fragments of this film several times, this was actually the first time I saw the whole film through and through. Strange, as there were entire elements of the film that I hadn't known about (probably most notably the brother character).
It's interesting to see that The Hustler may have lost some of its critical acclaim over the fifty-five years since its release. A Rotten Tomatoes search will prove this, showing that critics are still mostly favourable towards the film, but there doesn't seem to be an outcry or affection for The Hustler. According to many critics, and their ratings of the respective film, I believe it is fair to say that many such critics would not call this a "perfect…
Aguirre: The Wrath of God is a truly unique experience; one would struggle to find any other film quite like it. With its lack of score creating a eerily calm faux-tranquil atmosphere, the audience is ultimately left with nothing to focus on but the well-written story and the rich dialogue.
The most similar films are arguably Malick's early works, most notably Badlands and Days of Heaven. Unlike both of these films though, Aguirre is stripped off all the cheap enticements;…
"Woody Allen famously wanted to call it "Anhedonia", the clinical inability to experience happiness—funny for a film that gives us so much pleasure".
- Cath Clarke, critic for Time Out
There is no doubt, in my mind, that Annie Hall is the greatest romantic comedy film of all time. However, when I watched Annie Hall for the first some years ago, I remember thinking the film to be somewhat of a non-coherent jumble. Having now watched it again, I still…