Schindler’s List

Schindler's List (1993) Director: Steven Spielberg “Power is when we have every justification to kill, and we don’t.” ★★★★★ Schindler's List is a beautiful but harrowing and sobering holocaust film shot almost entirely in black and white. Amazingly, Spielberg was unsure about the project, and he tried several times to pass the film to other directors … Continue reading Schindler’s List

Moonlight

Moonlight (2016) Director: Barry Jenkins Moonlight is a warped bildungsroman film told in three separate parts about a young black boy and his extraordinary struggles through adolescence and adulthood. The film was directed by Barry Jenkins, a rising African American film director. To date, Moonlight is his most memorable film. The story is based on … Continue reading Moonlight

Wings

12/11/14 Wings (1927) Director: William A. Wellman ★★★☆☆ Wings is 1927 silent film and one of the first major epic war films. The restored version of Wings runs 144 minutes. Wings is an undeniable film, as the first to receive an Academy Award for Best Picture in 1929, though this honor should have truly been bestowed … Continue reading Wings