Many see this as Billy Wilder‘s greatest film and a classic for all time. It stars William Holden as Joe Gillis, an unsuccessful screenwriter, and Gloria Swanson as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star who draws him into her fantasy world where she dreams of making a triumphant return to the screen, with Erich von Stroheim as Max von Mayerling, her devoted servant. In the movie, Norma Desmond’s address is 10086 Sunset Boulevard in the film but in reality, the filming location was 641 S. Irving Blvd at the corner of Irving and Wilshire. See > The home right before it was demolished in 1957.
Federico Fellini’s 8½ is part of the “Italian neorealism, also known as the Golden Age, is a national film movement characterized by stories set amongst the poor and the working class, filmed on location, frequently using non-professional actors. It is a total masterpiece” (Source/More). You may want to see the Martin Scorsese interview on Federico Fellini from 1993.
I suggest that you always watch foreign films with subtitles and not dubbed.
Apocalypse Now Redux
If this is the first time you are going to see this AMAZING movie, then, I suggest, to be blown away totally that you MAKE SURE TO SEE THE EXTENDED REDUX VERSION (there are 3 theatrical versions of Apocalypse Now).
OVERVIEW: Secret ops assassin Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent on a mission up a river during the Vietnam War to “terminate with extreme prejudice” the errant Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando). Director: Francis Ford Coppola. There are 3 versions of Apocalypse
MUST BE SEEN (AT LEAST THE FIRST TIME) ON A LARGE SCREEN!
A nostalgic reminiscence about growing up in 1940s Rockaway, Queens, New York. Directed by Woody Allen.
In this early Woody Allen comedy, the director stars as Fielding Mellish, a hapless product-testing New Yorker who will give up on product testing and travels to the turbulent country of San Marcos …
The Third Man
Director: Carol Reed
জলসাঘর বাংলা ছবি — “The Music Room”
Bengali (language) film from 1958 directed by Satyajit Ray.
Los Angeles private eye J.J. Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband’s activities, …
An amazing film (for adults only). Director: Roman Polanski.
Dekalog | TV Mini-Series 1989–1990
10 films, each based on a BROKEN commandment, set in and around an apartment block in Warsaw, Poland. The stories share the fractured quality of modern family life, its dreams, hopes and sadness; focus on the CHOICES we all make, every day of our lives. Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski. For adults only.
One of the more charming films you will ever see! Director: Jacques Tati
Mon Oncle has to be understood in the context of a world that is being replaced by technology and “progress” that is actually not an improvement.
Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot
At the beach the most suprising things are to happen on Mr. Hulots vacation. This is an all-family-fun movie of great charm!
After getting a green card in exchange for assassinating a Cuban government official, Tony Montana (Al Pacino) stakes a claim on the drug trade in Miami. Viciously murdering anyone who stands in his way, …
Director: Brian De Palma. For adults only.
Dog Day Afternoon
At times darkly comic, very touching as you see the heroic side of criminals in a ridiculous scheme (taking hostages and trying to rob a bank for a lover’s sex change operation) based on true events. With Al Pacino and John Cazale. Director: Sidney Lumet. For adults only.
Peter Sellers taking on several roles in this great classic by Stanley Kubrick.
Main plot: U.S. Air Force General Jack Ripper goes completely insane, and sends his bomber wing to destroy the U.S.S.R. He thinks that the communists are conspiring to pollute the “precious bodily fluids” of the American people.
Fanny and Alexander
Two young children experience the many comedies, tragedies and magic of life. Director: Ingmar Bergman.
After health-store owner Miles Monroe (Woody Allen) dies during a routine surgery, his family has him cryogenically frozen. He awakens 200 years later, revived by a group of underground radicals who oppose the oppressive regime in power. Once the police arrive to arrest the group, Miles flees, disguised as a robot. …
- Director: Woody Allen. Comedy for adults only.
2001 — A Space Odyssey
A contemplation on the nature of humanity in a science fiction masterpiece by Stanley Kubrick.
FAVORITE (4.5 STAR) MOVIES:
12 Angry Men — 1957
25th Hour — 2002
A Night at the Opera — 1935
All the President’s Men — 1976
American Psycho — 2000
Amélie — 2001
Annie Hall — 1977
Argo — 2012
Body of Lies — 2008
Brazil — 1985
Casablanca — 1942
Die Hard 2–1990
Heat — 1995
High Noon — 1952
Inglourious Basterds — 2009
Jarhead — 2005
La Cage Aux Folles — 1979
La La Land — 2016. See this film on a large screen!
Manhattan — 1979
Marathon Man — 1976
Matchstick Men — 2003
Midnight in Paris — 2011
Modern Times — 1936
Moonraker — 1979
Munich — 2005
Nikita — 1990 film known also as “La Femme Nikita”.
Platoon — 1986
Psycho — 1960
Ran — 1985. See this film on a large screen!
Rashomon — 1950
Rear Window — 1954
Return of the Jedi — 1983. See this film on a large screen!
Saturday Night Fever — 1977
Seven — 1995
Spartan — 2004
Stalag 17–1953. Written by Billy Wilder and my grandfather Edwin Blum.
Stranger Than Paradise — 1984
Super 8 — 2011
Syriana — 2005
The China Syndrome — 1979
The Day of the Jackal — 1973
The Firm — 1993
The Great Dictator — 1940
The Little Drummer Girl — 1984
The Producers — 1967
The Shining — 1980
The Sum of All Fears — 2002
Tootsie — 1982
Trading Places — 1983
Vanilla Sky — 2001
War Games — 1983
War of the Worlds — 2005
Zero Dark Thirty — 2012.