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Senses of Cinema

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 40%

Esther and the King (1960)

Posted Mar 12, 2014

Tag Gallagher

2 93%

La Bête Humaine (Judas Was a Woman)(The Human Beast) (1938)

"Renoir returns to the réelle du train with little comfort for his 'human beast.'"

Posted Dec 18, 2013

Matthew Sorrento

3 100%

Laura (2005)

"Preminger deals in facades, with how perception cheats us, right down to the ideal image of Laura as a portrait. (Cinémathèque Annotations on Film)"

Posted Mar 21, 2013

Matthew Sorrento

4 100%

Un condamné à mort s'est échappé ou Le vent souffle où il veut (A Man Escaped) (1957)

"One of Bresson's most sublime and understated films, in a career that consists of a series of meditational masterpieces that minutely and compassionately examine the human condition."

Posted Mar 5, 2013

Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

5 60%

Nijushi no Hitomi (Twenty-Four Eyes) (2008)

"Twenty Four Eyes remained a favorite with Japanese audiences for decades after its production. Its use of music and cinematography alone is conducive to an indulgence in nostalgia."

Posted Mar 4, 2013

Freda Freiberg

6 100%

Waga Seishun ni Kuinashi (No Regrets for Our Youth) (1946)

"An important early contribution to the director's oeuvre and a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of his creative style."

Posted Mar 4, 2013

Brian Wilson

7 ——

Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy ()

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Michael Zryd

8 100%

Toni (1934)

"Each sequence of the film is a tour-de-force of imagination: Renoir continues his investigations of depth of field and the moving camera and makes painterly use of the natural landscapes to counterpoint the drama. " EDIT

Posted Jun 6, 2012

9 92%

The Connection (2007)

"Shirley Clarke's work should continue to be screened, studied, and discussed, as she remains an iconoclastic artist who is vital to the development of the medium."

Posted Mar 27, 2012

Bill Blick

10 97%

La Grande illusion (Grand Illusion) (2012)

"La Grande Illusion is a sublimely poignant and lucidly insightful commentary on the social legacy of the Great War in Europe."

Posted Feb 8, 2012

Acquarello

11 100%

The Love Parade (1929)

"Combining the Ruritanian settings and aristocratic glamour of operetta with the lightness of revue, the film takes musical cinema out of the Broadway theatres and into a romanticised vision of the world."

Posted Feb 3, 2012

David Cairns

12 100%

The Three Musketeers (1921)

Posted Oct 18, 2011

Michael Koller

13 87%

Zazie dans le métro (Zazie in the Subway) (1960)

"It works, not despite its mélange of slapstick, tragedy, farce and satire, but because of it. " EDIT

Posted May 30, 2011

14 ——

Parsifal (1982)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Bill Blick

15 ——

Camp de Thiaroye (1990)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

James Leahy

16 ——

Little White Lies (1984)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Geoff Gardner

17 ——

WWE - Rebellion (2003)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Simon McLean

18 ——

Trans-Europ-Express (1966)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Jonathan Dawson

19 ——

Gore from Outer Space (2005)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Christa Bluemlinger

20 ——

Gore from Outer Space (2005)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Rhys Graham

21 100%

Whisky Galore! (Tight Little Island) (1949)

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Darragh O'Donoghue

22 ——

Applause ()

Posted Jan 24, 2011

Alexander Jacoby

23 83%

I Confess (1952)

"Clift's man-in-crisis performance is one of his finest."

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Ken Mogg

24 80%

City Girl (1930)

Posted Oct 14, 2010

Adrian Danks

25 100%

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Allan James Thomas

26 95%

Germania Anno Zero (Germany Year Zero) (1949)

"While mainstream reportage operates all kinds of cliched evasions, Rossellini's cinematic experimentation enables us as spectators to develop our capacity for compassion. And we need this at the present time, perhaps more than ever."

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Megan Carrigy

27 ——

Lettre de Sibérie (Letter from Siberia) ()

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Adrian Miles

28 ——

Negative Space ()

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Benjamin Halligan

29 ——

Hold Your Man (1933)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

David Boxwell

30 82%

Ghost Dog - The Way of the Samurai (2000)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Marco Lanzagorta

31 ——

Camp De Thiaroye (2008)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

James Leahy

32 ——

Ying chun ge zhi Fengbo (The Fate of Lee Khan) (1973)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Stephen Teo

33 82%

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (1973)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Garrett Chaffin-Quiray

34 ——

Manpower (1941)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

John Flaus

35 ——

Human Remains ()

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Rhys Graham

36 ——

Man with a Gun (Gun for Hire) (Hired for Killing) (1994)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Rose Capp

37 ——

Full Moon in New York (Ren zai Niu Yue) (1990)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Stephen Teo

38 ——

Matka Joanna od Aniolów (Mother Joan of the Angels) (1961)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Jorge Didaco

39 97%

Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies) (1988)

"The ephemeral fireflies, which fascinate the children and accompany them everywhere, become a potent and lyrical symbol of the fragility, brevity and beauty of life."

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Freda Freiberg

40 ——

Sink or Swim (1990)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Michael Zryd

41 93%

Dead Man Walking (1995)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Gino Moliterno

42 ——

Three Little Pigs (1933)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Adrian Danks

43 95%

Fireworks (Hana-bi) (1997)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Chris Meir

44 ——

Taiyo no uta (Midnight Sun) (2006)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

David Boxwell

45 ——

The Typewriter, the Rifle & the Movie Camera ()

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Peter Tonguette

46 ——

Tung moon (Rebellion) (2009)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Simon McLean

47 ——

Hidden Agenda (2001)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Bob Carroll

48 ——

Body Melt (2003)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Adrian Martin

49 ——

Detective (2009)

Posted Jul 30, 2010

Anna Dzenis

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