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A Trip to the Moon (1902) - Georges Méliès
Astonishing. I saw a print in Paris, and it took my breath away. 

A Trip to the Moon (1902) - Georges Méliès

Astonishing. I saw a print in Paris, and it took my breath away. 


The Landlord (1970) - Hal Ashby
Made just one year before Harold and Maude, check out the editing here. 

The Landlord (1970) - Hal Ashby

Made just one year before Harold and Maude, check out the editing here. 


The Prowler (1951) - Joseph Losey
It’s no wonder James Ellroy gets a special thanks for aiding in the restoration of this film. A compelling, perverse noir that anticipates the modern psycho thriller, dealing with themes of corruption, entitlement, delusion and opportunism. View Larger

The Prowler (1951) - Joseph Losey

It’s no wonder James Ellroy gets a special thanks for aiding in the restoration of this film. A compelling, perverse noir that anticipates the modern psycho thriller, dealing with themes of corruption, entitlement, delusion and opportunism.


The Immigrant (2013) - James Gray
James Gray holds us in wonderment as he conjures us to the New York of 1921. Beautiful framing, and gorgeous score.  View Larger

The Immigrant (2013) - James Gray

James Gray holds us in wonderment as he conjures us to the New York of 1921. Beautiful framing, and gorgeous score. 


Enemy (2014) - Denis Villeneuve
My already high estimation of director Denis Villeneuve is now even higher. A superb film, filled with big ideas, well executed.  View Larger

Enemy (2014) - Denis Villeneuve

My already high estimation of director Denis Villeneuve is now even higher. A superb film, filled with big ideas, well executed. 


Le Week-end (2013) - Roger Michell
A gut punch. This is very bittersweet. Honest throughout with wonderful performances, and very well shot. 
Curiously released in the same year as Before Midnight, with which it shares many thematic elements.  View Larger

Le Week-end (2013) - Roger Michell

A gut punch. This is very bittersweet. Honest throughout with wonderful performances, and very well shot. 

Curiously released in the same year as Before Midnight, with which it shares many thematic elements. 


Calvary (2014) - John Michael McDonagh
Another treat from this superb storyteller. 

Calvary (2014) - John Michael McDonagh

Another treat from this superb storyteller.