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)

Madame de… (1953) Max Ophüls (Sight & Sound Critic Poll Series)

Top 100 position – Joint 93rd Short Plot Summary: In France of the late 19th century, the wife of a wealthy general, the Countess Louise, sells the earrings her husband … Continue reading Madame de… (1953) Max Ophüls (Sight & Sound Critic Poll Series)

City Lights – Charlie Chaplin (1931)

Short Plot Summary: The Tramp struggles to help a blind flower girl he has fallen in love with.

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) – Carl Theodor Dreyer

Short Plot Summary: A chronicle of the trial of “Jeanne d’Arc” on charges of heresy, and the efforts of her ecclesiastical jurists to force Joan to recant her claims of … Continue reading The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) – Carl Theodor Dreyer

The Shining (1980) – Stanley Kubrick

Short Plot Summary: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific … Continue reading The Shining (1980) – Stanley Kubrick

The Battle Of Algiers (1966) – Gillo Pontecorvo

Short Plot Summary: The Battle of Algiers is a 1966 war film based on occurrences during the Algerian War against The French Government in North Africa, the most prominent being … Continue reading The Battle Of Algiers (1966) – Gillo Pontecorvo

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

Taxi Driver – Martin Scorsese (1976)

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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.