Arrival (2016) Director: Denis Villeneuve Sometimes the science fiction genre feels tired, cliche, played out, but Arrival is a surprisingly fresh take on the alien invasion cinematic trope. It was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. The film stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, and Forest Whitaker. The plot is based … Continue reading Arrival

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939) Director: Frank Capra ★★★★☆ Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is Frank Capra's masterpiece, the natural parallel to his earlier Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936). This was Jimmy Stewart's fifth film, and certainly his career-defining breakthrough, after the prior year being also cast alongside Jean Arthur in Frank Capra's You Can't Take … Continue reading Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

Visages d’enfants

Visages d'enfants (1923) Director: Jacques Feyder ★★★★★ "The Faces of Children" is a simple and beautiful film. It is a French-Swiss pastoral movie that takes place amidst the incredible landscape of the village of Saint-Luc in the mountainous Haut-Valais region of Switzerland. It is a psychological exploration, remarkably complex for the time, and it tells … Continue reading Visages d’enfants