Thursday, 13 November 2014

German Expressionist Cinema

'Haunted Screens' is an outstanding exhibition currently at LACMA.













































Sunday, 26 October 2014

October 2014

'The Book of Life' (2014)
Dir: Jorge Gutierrez

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

September 2014

'Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia' (2013)
Dir: Nicholas D. Wrathall

'The Boxtrolls' (2014)
Dirs: Anthony Stacchi & Graham Annabelle

'Girl Rising' (2013)
Dir: Richard Robbins

'Spring Breakers' (2013)
Dir: Harmony Korine

'Killer Joe' (2012)
Dir: William Friedkin

'The Place Beyond the Pines'
Dir: Derek Cianfrance

'Detention' (2011)
Dir: Joseph Kahn

'The Counselor' Director's Cut (2013)
Dir: Ridley Scott

Monday, 4 August 2014

August 2014

'Lawrence of Arabia' (1962)
Dir: David Lean

'StarCrash' (1978)
Dir: Luigi Cozzi

'Teseo Contro il Minotauro' (1960)
Dir: Silvio Amadio

'Edo Porn' aka 'Hokusai Manga' (1981)
Dir: Kaneto Shindô

'The Unknown Known' (2013)
Dir: Errol Morris

'Caveman' (1981)
Dir: Carl Gottlieb

'The Trip to Italy' (2014)
Dir: Michael Winterbottom

'Mad Max' (1979)
Dir: George Miller

'The Guilt Trip' (2012)
Dir: Anne Fletcher

'The World According to Garp'  (1982)
Dir: George Roy Hill

'The Fisher King' (1991)
Dir: Terry Gilliam

'Jason & the Argonauts' (1963)
Dir: Don Chaffey

'Phantom of the Paradise' (1974)
Dir: Brian de Palma

'The Master' (2012)
Dir: PT Anderson

'Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger' (1977)
Dir: Sam Wanamaker

'Clash of The Titans' (1980)
Dir: Desmond Davis
Creature FX: Ray Harryhausen

'Tokyo Drifter' (1966)
Dir: Suzuki Seijun

'Guardians of the Galaxy' (2014)
Dir: James Gunn

Saturday, 5 July 2014

July 2014

'The Pervert's Guide to Ideology' (2012)
dir: Sophie Fiennes

'Maidentrip' (2012)
dir: Laura Dekker

'Splinters' (2011)
dir: Adam Pesce

'Downloaded' (2013)
dir: Alex Winter

'I Am Divine' (2013)
Jeffrey Schwarz

'Life After Pi' (2014)
dir:Scott Leberecht

'Ravenous' (1999)
dir: Antonia Bird

'Lola Montes' (1955)
dir: Max Ophuls

'I Married a Witch' (1942)
dir: Rene Clair

'Salinger' (2013)
dir: Shane Salerno

'Dinosaur 13' (2014)
dir: Todd Douglas Miller

'To Be Or Not To Be' (1942)
dir: Ernst Lubitsch

'Muscle Shoals' (2013)
dir: Greg 'Freddy' Camalier

'Snowpiercer' (2013)
dir: Bong Joon-ho

'Non-Stop'  (2014)
dir: Jaume Collet-Serra

Sunday, 1 June 2014

June 2014

'La Belle et la Bête (1946 )
Dir: Jean Cocteau

'Doc. of the Dead' (2013)
Dir: A. Philippe

'Birth of the Living Dead' (2013)
Dir: Rob Kuhns

'Le gamin au vélo' (2011)
Dir: The Dardennes

'Bullhead' (2011)
Dir: Michaël R. Roskam

'Big Bad Wolves' (2013)
Dir:Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Netflix Arts Documentaries pt.2

Netflix is a great resource for those obscure documentaries on art and film that play festivals then disappear. Here are some the best of the new releases . . .

'Pablo' (2012)

Dir: Richard Goldgewicht

The career of legendary film titles designer Pablo Ferro. Documenting his professional partnerships with Stanley Kubrick, Hal Ashby, Norman Jewison, Steve McQueen.






'Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story' (2012)

Dir: Brad Bernstein

The life and times of illustrator and cartoonist Tomi Ungerer. A revealing and candid portrait of this iconoclastic artist.








'Light Keeps Me Company' (2000)

Dir: Carl-Gustav Nykvist

Ingmar Bergman's cinematographer Sven Nykvist is revered by every top D.O.P. This film details their creative partnership and Nykvist's subsequent career shooting films for Hollywood.






'Two In The Wave' (2010)

Dir: Emmanuel Laurent

The friendship between these two giants of the French nouvelle vague Jean-Luc Godard and Francois Truffaut.






'Milius' (2013)

Dir: Joey Figueroa, Zak Knutson

Larger than life writer and director John Milius has crafted some of Hollywood's most memorable scenes, dialogue and characters including Conan, Col. Kilgore in Apocalypse Now and the USS Indianapolis speech in Jaws.






'Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan' (2011)
Dir: Gilles Penso

The master visionary behind the stop-motion creatures of the original Sinbad movies, 'Clash of the Titans' and 'Jason and the Argonauts'.





'Nightmare Factory' (2011)
Dir: Donna Davies

A documentary on Greg Nicotero and his KNB fx group- creators of some of the most memorable screen monsters in cinema and TV including 'The Waling Dead.'






See the first part of my Netflix recommendations here