Favorite films

  • Citizen Kane
  • The Rules of the Game
  • La Dolce Vita
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

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  • Last Summer

    ★★★★

  • Birds in Peru

  • Me, Natalie

    ★★★

  • Daddy's Gone A-Hunting

    ★★★

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  • Last Summer

    Last Summer

    From time to time you find yourself wondering if there will ever be a movie that understands life the way you've experienced it. There are good movies about other people's lives, but rarely a movie that recalls, if only for a scene or two, the sense and flavor of life the way you remember it.

    Adolescence is a period that most people, I imagine, remember rather well. For the first time in your life important things were happening to you;…

  • Birds in Peru

    Birds in Peru

    Oh yes, she has a lovely face. When the camera moves close and Jean Seberg arches that magnificent neck and looks into the middle distance and her lips part slightly ... yes, Preminger knew what he was doing when he cast her as Joan of Arc.

    So, yes, she has a lovely face. We see it for minutes on end in "Birds in Peru." Looking up at us, down at us, away, in profile, turning toward, blank, fearful, seductive, nihilistic.…

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  • Theorem

    Theorem

    This review of "Teorema" is going to be a holding action. I don't feel ready to write about this mysterious film; perhaps, a week from now, I'll decide it is very bad, a failure. But perhaps it is the most brilliant work yet by that strange director, Pier Paolo Pasolini, who is a Marxist and a Freudian and yet made the best film ever made about the life of Christ ("The Gospel According to St. Matthew").

    Some will say "Teorema"…

  • I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!

    I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!

    It's unfortunate that Peter Sellers should be making his comeback just at a moment when American movie comedies are not. Sellers has been at his worst recently with "The Bobo," "Casino Royale" (1967) and "What's New Pussycat?" -- all of which pampered his seemingly insatiable desire to dress in half a dozen costumes and try out new accents.

    But Sellers began to turn the corner again in Blake Edwards' "The Party," and now in "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas"…