27 Movies from the Dark Side: Ebert's Essentials

By Roger Ebert

Sometimes there is simply not anything extra soaking up than staring at a film that actually seems at existence at the darkish aspect, revealing these darkish elements of human nature that we discover so facinating. In Roger Ebert's choices of 27 videos from the darkish Side, he bargains a various choice from a glance on the seamy facet of lifestyles in L.A. in Chinatown to a backwoods homicide long gone improper in Blood Simple. Throw in classics from Alfred Hitchcock, Notorious and Strangers on a Train, and French excursions de strength, Bob le Flambeur and Touchez Pas au Grisbi and you've acquired the primer on movie noir.

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Cat People (BFI Film Classics)

By Kim Newman

Novelist and critic Kim Newman assesses the horror noir Cat People (1943), produced by means of Val Lewton and directed by means of Jacques Tourneur. this significant and influential movie is taken into account within the mild of its position in movie heritage and as a piece of bold horror. the hot variation encompasses a postscript in regards to the sequel, The Curse of the Cat People.

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Sexual Politics and Narrative Film: Hollywood and Beyond (Film and Culture)

By Robin Wood

Wood explores the relationships among narrative shape and elegance and sexual politics, probing the political and sexual ramifications of fascism and cinema, marriage and the couple, romantic love, and representations of girls, race and gender in motion pictures from the USA, Europe, and Japan.

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Film Comment Digital Anthology - Jim Jarmusch

This electronic anthology collects each characteristic, interview, and evaluation movie remark journal has released approximately Jim Jarmusch.

January/February 1985: An interview with Harlan Jacobson, targeting his digicam d’Or-winning Stranger Than Paradise and Akron childhood

July/August 1989: Marcia Pally writes approximately secret educate, the darkish finale to Jarmusch’s deadbeat the US triptych

May/June 1992: Jim Jarmusch seems again on his to blame pleasures—the video clips, actors, and administrators that experience obsessed him, from the Marx Brothers and Lee Marvin to The Evil useless and Dolemite

May/June 1996: Jacob Levich discusses the poetics and metaphysics of Jarmusch's allegorical Western, lifeless Man

January/February 2000: Chuck Stephens studies Ghost puppy

July/August 2005: Chris Norris on damaged flora, a story of reminiscence and loss powered through deadpan virtuoso invoice Murray

May/June 2009:

Kent Jones extolls the mysterious virtues of the bounds of regulate

Gavin Smith speaks to the director concerning the free-associative screenwriting and taking pictures strategies at the back of the boundaries of Control

March/April 2014: Amy Taubin stories in basic terms enthusiasts Left Alive

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30 Movies to Get You Through the Holidays: Ebert's Essentials

The holidays—that time among Thanksgiving and New Year's—jam extra "together" time jointly than the other time in the course of the yr. And all that being jointly demands video clips to monitor jointly to have a good time the season or videos to observe by myself to outlive the season. From such classics to get pleasure from as a kinfolk like A Christmas Story, It's a superb Life, and Planes, Trains, and Automobiles to extra offbeat movies like Home for the vacations (the Thanksgiving kin reunion from hell) and Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (an R-rated Santa Claus foundation tale crossed with The Thing), Roger Ebert's full-length stories recommend a variety of titles absolute to please each person in your record. additionally incorporated are considerate movies like John Huston's rendering of James Joyce's The Dead, a poignant examine lifestyles and Joyeux Noel, according to the genuine tale of a spontaneous cease-fire among German and Allied troops on Christmas Eve 1914. As an advantage, within the more desirable model, greater than half the stories comprise a clip of the movie's trailer.

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Pan's Labyrinth (BFI Film Classics)

Del Toro's cult masterpiece locates the vast inside fairytales and hyperlinks it to the very actual horrors of post-Civil warfare Spain. This booklet explores the film's cross-cultural and ancient contexts, and its groundbreaking use of historic myths and folklore. it's also an interview with del Toro in regards to the genesis and creation of the film.

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Far From Heaven (BFI Film Classics)

By John Gill

Cathy is the ideal ‘50s housewife, dwelling the precise ‘50s lifestyles: with fit childrens, a profitable husband, and social prominence. Then one evening she surprises her husband Frank, as he's kissing one other guy, and her tidy global begins spinning uncontrolled. In her confusion and grief, she reveals comfort within the friendship in their African-American gardener, Raymond—a socially taboo dating that results in the additional disintegration of lifestyles as she knew it. regardless of Cathy and Frank’s fight to maintain their marriage afloat, the truth of his homosexuality and her emotions for Raymond open a painful, if extra sincere, bankruptcy of their lives.

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