100 American Movies to Save: Preservation (2004-2010)

You can find the introduction and index for this series here. Film Director Year Type The Village M. Night Shyamalan 2004 Narrative feature A Place of Our Own Stanley Nelson 2004 Documentary “Lazy Sunday” Jorma Taccone 2005 Short Man Push Cart Ramin Bahrani 2005 Narrative feature Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room Alex Gibney 2005… Read More 100 American Movies to Save: Preservation (2004-2010)

The Five-Movies Test or: Which Director Has Had the Best Stretch of Consecutive Feature-Length Films in English?

Steven Hyden introduced his five-albums test more than a decade ago as a third way to judge a band, short of its popularity or its critical acclaim. While this one is not meant to stand on its own—for example, he’s not sure that either Bob Dylan nor the Rolling Stones had made five great albums… Read More The Five-Movies Test or: Which Director Has Had the Best Stretch of Consecutive Feature-Length Films in English?

100 Exceptional American Movies in 10 Genres: Taut and Cold, 5-1

You can read up on the basis for this series here, and also find links to other posts in the series. Movies I’ve reviewed on this site have a link in the title which you can follow to read my full review.   5) The Killing (1956), directed by Stanley Kubrick Moviegoers have always been fascinated by… Read More 100 Exceptional American Movies in 10 Genres: Taut and Cold, 5-1