Category: Masterpieces

Godland (2023) Hlynur Pálmason’s Masterpiece A+

Pálmason, his cinematographer (Maria von Hausswolff), and his composer (Alex Zhang Hungtai), bring back colonial memories of such movies as “Black Robe”.

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Take Shelter (2011) Film Review A+

It boasts a tremendous performance by Michael Shannon as a quiet man, raising a family, who has horrific nightmares and daytime visions of a meteorological disturbance followed by a feeling that we (the Earth) are being visited by something alien.

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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972) A+ Rated: Seventeen Fassbinder Films

A landmark in both New Queer Cinema and the New German Cinema, Fassbinder’s examination of the dynamics of a lesbian love triangle was shot in der wunderkind’s apartment.

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The Conformist (1970) Nando, Vittorio and Bernardo’s Masterpiece A+

Using Art Deco as a backdrop to the film’s narrative, the partnership of Bertolucci, Storaro and Scarfiotti changed the look of Cinema forever.

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Diary of a Mad Housewife (1970) Film Review A+

Starring a luminous Carrie Snodgress, the last movie that director Frank Perry and his screenwriter wife Eleanor made together is their best.

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