A SELECTION OF INTELLIGENT CINEMA FROM AROUND THE WORLD THAT ENTERTAINS AND PROVOKES A MATURE VIEWER TO REFLECT ON WHAT THE VIEWER SAW, LONG AFTER THE FILM ENDS--EXTENDING THE ENTERTAINMENT VALUE
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- 145. Japanese maestro Akira Kurosawa’s “Ikiru“ (To Live) (1952): A prescription for curing our ailing souls and to live our lives meaningfully.
- 145. Japanese maestro Akira Kurosawa’s “Ikiru“ (To Live) (1952): A prescription for curing our ailing souls and living our lives meaningfully.
- 144. US director Terrence Malick’s sixth feature film “To the Wonder” (2012): Love your spouse in the context of divine love
- 143. Italian filmmaker Paolo Sorrentino’s film made in USA “This Must Be the Place” (2011): Place and time continuum reinforced for the reflective viewer
- 142. British film director Ken Loach’s film “The Angels' Share” (2012): A comedy that entertains and makes you think as wellon Mar 17, 2013If you get half a dozen viewers of this lovely film together across a table and ask them what the film was all about after they had watched it, you are likely to get up to six different views on the same film. One would say it is a comedy. One w...
- 141. Italian directors Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s “Cesare deve morire” (Caesar Must Die) (2012): Meta-film at its thoughtful best from the venerable octogenarian directors
- 140. Uruguayan director Rodrigo Plá’s “La Demora” (The Delay) (2012): Meaningful and mature cinema that has universal relevance
- 139. Romanian director Cristian Mungiu’s “Dupa dealuri" (Beyond the Hills) (2012): Beyond the obvious
- 138. Austrian director Michael Haneke’s French film “Amour” (Love) (2012): Well-crafted, comprehensive cinema that will touch both the heart and the mind of the viewer equally
- 137. Mexican director Carlos Reygadas’ film “Post Tenebras Lux “ (After Darkness, Light) (2012): Visually and cerebrally stimulating cinema.
- 136. Taiwanese director Ang Lee’s film in English “Life of Pi” (2012): Visually spellbinding cinema made standing on the shoulders of a marvelous noveliston Dec 2, 2012 in USAAng Lee needs to be congratulated for making an engaging movie Life of Pi. Few other directors would have dared to even attempt the feat. As a Taiwanese director, the odds were stacked against him—filming an award-winning book populated with...
- 135. Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu’s film “Süt” (Milk) (2008): The Turkish "artist as a young man"on Nov 26, 2012 in TurkeySemih Kaplanoglu is one of the finest Turkish filmmakers—and one who has a very distinct and intriguing style of film-making. His cinema is slow, introspective and personal. He picks his actors for each role and camerapersons with consid...
- 134. US film director Mike Nichols’ debut film “Who is Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” (1966): Nichols’ finest work to date
- 133. Spanish director Alejandro Amenábar’s English film “Agora” (2009): An admirable subject for a remarkable feature filmon Oct 2, 2012 in SpainOften good movies should be evaluated both by its subject and by the interesting manner the director and the rest of the production team contributes or presents the subject as the final product. Rarely does one come across amazing subjects capt...
- 132. Spanish director José Luis Cuerda’s film “La lengua de las mariposas” (Butterfly Tongues/Butterfly) (1999): Touching and thought-provoking cinemaon Sep 2, 2012 in SpainCuerda? Who is that? When you read about modern cinema from Spain most critics seem to talk of Luis Buñuel, Carlos Saura, Pedro Almodóvar, and Alejandro Amenábar. But rarely do you come across the name José Luis Cuerda in informed discussio...
- 131. U.S. director Arthur Penn’s “The Missouri Breaks” (1976): Re-evaluation of a Western trashed by many film criticson Aug 12, 2012 in USAThe Missouri Breaks deserves more attention than it has received over the years. Apart from the fact that it contains one of the most darkly comic lines ever used in cinema "You know what woke you up? You just had your throat cut,” most reviewers h...
- 130. Korean filmmaker Chang-dong Lee’s “Shi” (Poetry) (2010): Learning to look at apples anew
- 129. Chadean filmmaker Mahamet-Saleh Haroun's “Un Homme Qui Crie” (A Screaming Man) (2010): A subtle perspective from African cinema on an unusual father and son relationship
- 128. Russian director Alexander Sokurov’s German film “Faust” (2011): Reflecting on the Faust syndrome in our lives
- 127. Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof’s “Bé omid é didar/See you later” (Good bye) (2011): A courageous film capturing terror on screen without a scream being heard