• Crimes and Misdemeanors

    Crimes and Misdemeanors

    ★★★★★

    "Don't get discouraged. You have your own personal vision."

    Crimes and Misdemeanors is a film about the basic fact of life, basically what will you make of it. It skillfully weaves a number of different stories on the topic, including some short pieces like the family dinner conversation. It repeats the common positions and reminds us what they are. It does not answer the deep questions, that is not possible, except to the extent it raises them. It's a great movie that is deeply moving, deeply though-provoking, brilliantly acted and occasionally very funny. Overall, Crimes and Misdemeanors is definitely one of Woody Allen's best films.

  • Tootsie

    Tootsie

    ★★★★★

    "I'm a potentially great actress."

    Tootsie is one of those rare comedies that could have been slapstick about a man in drag, but turns out to be a genius comedy. Insiteful and heartfelt as much as hilarious, "Tootsie" delivers on so many levels, the best comedies do. Dustin Hoffman is so convincing in the title role, that you forget sometimes he isn't actual a woman. The entire cast does an excellent job, especially Bill Murray as Dustin Hoffman's roommate and the overlooked Charles Durning in an underappreciated role. Overall, superb script and top-notch acting make "Tootsie" a true classic.

  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner

    ★★★★★

    "All those moments will be lost in time, like Tears in Rain."

    Blade Runner is one of the most beautiful films ever made. It has a great story, great performances, terrific action and leaves a solid impact. Harrison Ford plays his part brilliantly and so does Rutger Hauer. "Tears in Rain" is one of the greatest speeches in film history. Rutger Hauer makes us believe in it and be mesmerized by it. Blade Runner is undoubtedly one of the best Sci-Fi/Action films of all time. Overall, it's Ridley Scott's outstanding masterpiece of a story, cinematography, editing, casting, production design, lighting and of course, direction.

  • Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    ★★★★★

    "What have you done to him, you maniacs?!"

    Rosemary's Baby is a film classic that everyone should see. It's easily one of the best horror films ever made and Mia Farrow's best performance ever. Roman Polanski concocted a devilish, stylish witches' brew of paranoia and real terror with this film. It's literally soaked with detail and imagination, yet the terrors are mostly psychological, pulled off in the most amazing way, filling you, along with Rosemary with absolute dread. Overall, Rosemary's Baby is a horror film that is so slick, beautiful and a perfect psychological thriller!

  • Frantic

    Frantic

    ★★★★★

    🎶Strange, I've seen that face before...🎶

    Frantic is a intriguing film by Roman Polanski. I love everything about the film: from Ennio Morricone's musical score, to Harrison Ford's performance as the square American doctor in Paris, to Emmanuelle Seigner (Roman Polanski's wife) in her sexy and somewhat naive role of her lifetime. It's a must-see if only for that club scene (A Touch of Class) that made Grace Jone's song so famous! Overall, Frantic is a excellent thriller that puts you on the edge of your seat, with fast moving plot, continuous suspense and a unique style that separates it from most typical thriller genre films.

  • Repulsion

    Repulsion

    ★★★★★

    "You really make me feel wanted."

    Repulsion is a brilliant psychological thriller film. Catherine Deneuve's performance is excellent as she portrays a complex and striking schizoid character that is repulsed by everything. She is repulsed by men, sex, people, germs and life itself. However, she is beautiful, French, shy and looks stunning walking through the streets of London. Roman Polanski does an astounding job of spooking you out by portraying the psychological breakdown of this young woman that ends up violently. Overall, Roman Polanski's direction is superb as he creates realistic tension and terror, while making you sympathize for the alienated beauty gone insane.

  • Day for Night

    Day for Night

    ★★★★★

    "No one's private life runs smoothly. That only happens in the movies."

    Day for Night is a beautiful film about the world of filmmaking, with all of its trials and joys. François Truffaut shows the foibles and glories of the people who make films, revealing even his own indiscretions. Jacqueline Bisset, Valentina Cortese and Jean-Pierre Léaud are superb. Every shot reveals something about how films are made, stunt work, set facades, directing extras and even working with animals! A joyous ode to the people who make films. Overall, Day for Night is a must-see for every lover of cinema and a timeless homage to the art.

  • The Sound of Music

    The Sound of Music

    ★★★★★

    🎶The hills fill my heart with The Sound of Music...🎶

    The Sound of Music is fantastic! Who doesn't love "The Sound of Music"? The cast is of course the incredibly talented, beautiful Maria (Julie Andrews) and the great Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer). It's a wonderful family movie, yes, but it's much more than that. It deals with issues of Nazism in Austria, but it also deals with timeless topics like love and loss, social-climbing, betrayal, questioning faith, mistrust, etc. In addition to all of that, you have a beautiful music score and one of the greatest musicals ever made.

  • The Matrix

    The Matrix

    ★★★★★

    "The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us. Even now, in this very room. You can see it when you look out your window, or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth."

    The Matrix has it all: great writing, direction, visual effects, cinematography, sound, music and especially great ensemble acting make it feel timeless, moving, thrilling and relevant.

  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind

    ★★★★★

    "You can't fool us by agreeing with us."

    Close Encounters of the Third Kind is one film that has stayed with me from the first time I saw it. It's one of Steven Spielberg's best films. The sense of tension that's built as all these mysterious things keep happening leads to such a satisfying climax at the end of the film. The score by John Williams is one of the greatest of the last 50 years. The performances are spectacular all around, from the leads (Richard Dreyfuss and Melinda Dillon), to the supporting characters (Bob Balaban and Teri Garr), there's no weak link. Overall, excellent film!

  • Logan's Run

    Logan's Run

    ★★★★★

    "It's my job... to freeze you!"

    Logan's Run has a very powerful message behind it and it's one worth listening to. A 70s Sci-Fi film, set in a future where everything appears Utopian on the surface, but we quickly learn it isn't the case. From the very beginning, Logan's Run pulls you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat as you journey alongside the cast to find out answers. Why are there no old people? Why are people trying to escape? What is sanctuary? What happens when you believe every thing your told? Overall, Logan's Run is a must-see for any Sci-Fi enthusiast.

  • Big Trouble in Little China

    Big Trouble in Little China

    ★★★★★

    "You know what ol' Jack Burton always says at a time like this?"

    "Who?"

    "Oh, what the hell!"

    Big Trouble in Little China is imaginative, rich in dialogue and character, visually stunning, funny, action packed, bizarre and has everything that makes a film great. John Carpenter, who is most widely recognized for his horror films, shows a lighter side and proves he can be every bit as sophisticated when he's trying to get a laugh out of you as he is getting a scream. Overall, Big Trouble in Little China is well directed, well acted, well written, well scored and well pretty much everything else.