KISS ME, STUPID (1964)
Dean Martin, Ray Walston, Felicia Farr, Kim Novak, Cliff Osmond.
An extraordinary film, fun from start to end, tender and deep, so good-humored in its criticism that you may not notice it, and brave and defiant at the mores of the time — indeed a piece of art.
TOKYO STORY (1953)
Chishû Ryû, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura, Setsuko Hara.
‘Isn’t life disappointing?‘, asks one of the characters, ‘Yes, it is‘, answers another. And that’s what this film is about —disappointment as a matter of fact, as the way life develops itself; an existential, not particular, disappointment, and as such accepted and not resented it. Beautiful quiet acting upon an almost nihilist script, in which very little happens, devoid of bluntness and drama, and so real and deep for that very reason.
ZOMBIELAND: DOUBLE TAP (2019)
Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Zoey Deutch.
Fun, which is rare.
THE MISFITS (1961)
Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, Thelma Ritter.
Splendid filming, acting and scripting. The story goes deep under the pretense of everyday life.
William H. Macy, Debra Eisenstadt.
The dystopia this film announced in 1994 has become the world we live in in 2020. Masterful use of the telephone interruption technique. Great acting.
JOJO RABBIT (2019)
Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi, Sam Rockwell, Alfie Allen, Rebel Wilson.
A wonderful film, moving and fun, original, made with an unusual forgiving human touch which makes it truly enjoyable.
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL, WINTER… AND SPRING (2003)
Yeong-su Oh, Jae-kyeong Seo, Young-min Kim, Yeo-jin Ha, Ki-duk Kim.
Beautiful, surprising, profound… and beautiful. Astonishingly so. Never miss your doors.