Tag Archives: Stanley Kubrick

Ten Things I Remember

Truffaut’s pose in silhouette

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind" (dir. Steven Spielberg, 1977)

 Bubbles in champagne

"Broken Flowers" (dir. Jim Jarmusch, 2005)

Hoops and a shadow

"The Stranger" (dir. Orson Welles, 1946)

Amateur gunslinging

"Shoot the Piano Player" (dir. Francois Truffaut, 1960)

Lights in the dark

"Field of Dreams" (dir. Phil Alden Robinson, 1989)

Money in the wind

"The Killing" (dir. Stanley Kubrick, 1956)

Overwrought metaphors

"The Virgin Spring" (dir. Ingmar Bergman, 1960)

Setsuko Hara

"Tokyo Story" (dir. Yasujiro Ozu, 1953)

Comforting angsty bourgeoisie

"L'Avventura" (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960)

A relaxed pose

"Sans Soleil" (dir. Chris Marker, 1983)

The Once and Future Critic (pt. 4)

So, I’ve scoped the lay of the land. Pinpointed some things that have been done and some things that might change. But, what will it look like? What will film criticism look like as it migrates from the page to the internet? Continue reading

Review: Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut Movie Review DVD Revieworiginally published in the middlebury campus

I reviewed films for the Middlebury Campus for about a year and a half. While I held the post people asked for my favorite film on a weekly basis. I get the impression that people ask this of all film majors as well, but I also get the impression that the deadly combination of critic and student makes this question come up more often for me than some others. I’ve never had a ready answer for people, to what I self-centeredly see as their disappointment. I vaguely considered reviewing a new movie for my last column; I mean, X-Men: Wolverine did come out that week. But, in the end, I decided that I didn’t want to end my time as The Campus film critic writing about some Hollywood blockbuster; instead I wanted to answer the oft-asked aforementioned question. Well, here is my potentially surprising answer: Stanley Kubrick’s last film, 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut is my favorite film. Continue reading