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 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

Blade Runner – 1982 (Guest Post from Niall McArdle)

Synopsis: In a rainy, polluted Los Angeles in 2019, genetic engineers for the Tyrell Corporation have created replicants – superhuman androids that are used as slave labour in outer space, … Continue reading Blade Runner – 1982 (Guest Post from Niall McArdle)

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 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.