Thursday, April 21, 2011


Once again, if a film has a * symbol next to it, that means that the selected choice is an exceptional stand out. Rarely will I assign this symbol, but I feel that certain films deserve the extra special mention.

Cabiria (Giovanni Pastrone,1914)
Blackboard Jungle (Richard Brooks 1955)
Purple Noon (Rene Clement, 1960)
Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960)
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (John Ford, 1962) *
I Am Cuba (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1964)
Diary of a Chambermaid (Luis Buñuel, 1964)
Women in Love (Ken Russell, 1969)
Bed and Board (Francois Truffaut, 1970)
The Man Who Would Be King (John Huston, 1975)
A Little Romance (George Roy Hill, 1979)
Somewhere in Time (Jeannot Szwarc, 1980)
Breaker Morant (Bruce Beresford, 1980)
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (Vladimir Menshov, 1980)
An Officer and a Gentleman (Taylor Hackford, 1982)
The Keep (Michael Mann, 1983)
Matador (Pedro Almovodar, 1986)
Nobody’s Fool (Robert Benton, 1994)
Spanking the Monkey (David O. Russell, 1994)
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (Ki-duk Kim, 2003) *
My Life Without Me (Isabel Coixet, 2003)
L’enfant (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, and Luc Dardenne, 2005)
The Raftman’s Razor (Keith Bearden, 2005)
Fish Tank (Andrea Arnold, 2009)
Carlos (Olivier Assayas, 2010)
I’m Here (Spike Jonze, 2010) *


  1. Another fascinating list. Some of the titles cause my eyebrows to become over active but that is to the good. Anything that makes us rexamine our prejudices is fine with me. I'm sure there are titles I will seek out and othersd I will re-visit.