North by Northwest (1959) – Alfred Hitchcock (Guest post from Niall McArdle)

Synopsis: A Madison Avenue ad executive, Roger Thornhill, is mistaken by enemy spies as CIA agent George Kaplan, a man who doesn’t even exist. Or, as the publicity had it, … Continue reading North by Northwest (1959) – Alfred Hitchcock (Guest post from Niall McArdle)

The Big Lebowski (1998) – The Coen Brothers (Guest post from Niall McArdle)

Synoposis: Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, the unemployed, pot-smoking, White Russian-drinking ten-pin bowler, gets caught up in a case of mistaken identity, blackmail, pornography, missing toes and a peed-on rug in … Continue reading The Big Lebowski (1998) – The Coen Brothers (Guest post from Niall McArdle)

The Big Sleep (1947) – Howard Hawks (a guest post from Niall McArdle)

Synopsis:  Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by millionaire General Sternwood to investigate a case of blackmail involving pornographic photos of his  daughter, Carmen. Sternwood is really trying … Continue reading The Big Sleep (1947) – Howard Hawks (a guest post from Niall McArdle)

The Hawks and the Sparrows (Short View) – Pier Paolo Pasolini

Short Plot Summary: On an empty road, an old man is walking with his son. They meet a crow that can speak. They are changed into monks and Saint Francois … Continue reading The Hawks and the Sparrows (Short View) – Pier Paolo Pasolini

Cleo From 5 to 7 (Short View) – Agnès Varda

“Cleo From 5 to 7” is truly one of the most beautifully shot films I have ever seen. Its composition of imagery is way ahead of its time and its … Continue reading Cleo From 5 to 7 (Short View) – Agnès Varda

HOLY MOTORS – Directed by Leos Carax

Directed by Leos Carax, Holy Motors tells the story of a mysterious man Monsieur Oscar (Denis Lavant) as he spends his day travelling around Paris in a stretched limo. The … Continue reading HOLY MOTORS – Directed by Leos Carax

Taxi Driver – Martin Scorsese (1976)

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Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans – F.W Murnau

Short Plot Summary: A married farmer falls under the spell of a slatternly woman from the city, who tries to convince him to drown his wife. As someone who is … Continue reading Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans – F.W Murnau

Gravity – Alfonso Cuarón

Short Plot Summary: A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space.

MANHATTAN – Woody Allen

Short Plot Summary: A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead.