Annie Hall

Annie Hall (1977) Director: Woody Allen Annie Hall is Woody Allen's magnum opus. It is a rare film that can be both technically sophisticated, experimental, and also tell a beautiful and sentimental story. Unlike Allen's prior comedies, all rife with goofiness, absurdity, and sexual innuendo, Annie Hall reflects a more mature and serious director (though … Continue reading Annie Hall

Amadeus

Amadeus (1984) Director: Miloš Forman Amadeus has been a long-time favorite. The film was adapted from the stage play of the same name. Appropriately it won the Academy Award for Best Picture, along with a group of other awards (including two actors being nominated for Best Actor by the Academy). The film tells the story … Continue reading Amadeus

Ninotchka

Ninotchka (1939) Director: Ernst Lubitsch Ninotchka is one of Greta Garbo's seminal roles. It is her first full, proper comedy film, and it is also her penultimate film (she retired from the spotlight after the failure of Two-Faced Woman in 1941. She was age 35). Garbo was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance … Continue reading Ninotchka