L’Avventura is one of the greatest and most influential steps forward in the history of cinema. Michelangelo Antonioni boldly went against all cinematic conventions and opened the doors to a completely new style of storytelling. Instead of focusing on action or melodrama, this film is much more concerned with emotions. It's an entire film about complex emotions that can't be put into words. We might take this for granted today with classics like In the Mood for Love or Lost…
La Strada 1954
La Strada is Federico Fellini's masterpiece. It's a terribly depressing story about a young girl named Gelsomina who is sold to a man by her mother. The man is a traveling performer named Zampanò and his act is to break a chain using only his chest muscles. It's a simple performance that highlights his brutish and animalistic qualities. He trains Gelsomina to be part of his performance in a way that is similar to training a dog, and a foul…
Hell House LLC 2015
Manages to capture 2009 amazingly well by showing all the worst parts of that time.
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm 1993
The film noir style of this is perfect for Batman and I wish that was leaning into more with other adaptations.
Do the Right Thing 1989
"It's a free country isn't it?"
"I should knock you out for saying that dumb shit alone!"
The Piano Teacher 2001
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
What gets me about this movie and what's always made this stick with me is the end. The last 5 minutes of this movie after the assault sum up Erika's whole life and show us how sad it's always been for her. She's standing in the middle of the concert hall lobby with bruises on her face and tears in her eyes and yet no one cares. They just put on a fake smile, talk about themself, and wait for…