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    Is Apocalypse Now: Final Cut the best version we’ll ever see?

    Is Apocalypse Now: Final Cut the best version we’ll ever see?

    Everyone in the house at the Beacon Theatre  already knew the legend of Apocalypse Now. The troubled production of Francis Ford Coppola’s psychedelic Vietnam war epic has already calcified into…

    10 Movie Directors Who Made More Than 5 Masterpieces

    10 Movie Directors Who Made More Than 5 Masterpieces

    When the writers (and future film makers) of the influential French film journal Cahiers du Cinema formulated what became known as “the auteur theory” in the late 1950s and early…

    “North by Northwest” – Hitchcock’s most entertaining film

    “North by Northwest” – Hitchcock’s most entertaining film

    In my childhood, one of the movies that made me fall in love with movies was “North by Northwest” (1959). To my young, dazzled eyes, this film had everything: color,…

    Three Perspectives on Fitzcarraldo

    Three Perspectives on Fitzcarraldo

    In Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo, the jungle, oppressive and thick, provides the perfect backdrop to the ambitions and lunacy of men. Obsession weighs heavy on Fitzcarraldo (Klaus Kinski), a man consumed…

    Most Tragic Movies of All Time

    Most Tragic Movies of All Time

    Tragedy for the purposes of this list does not mean films that are very sad. Rather the films selected explore themes associated with Greek and sometime Shakespearian Tragedy. Throughout this…

    A Movie Lover’s Guide To The Films Of Ingmar Bergman

    A Movie Lover’s Guide To The Films Of Ingmar Bergman

    I’m beginning to think that the late Swedish director Ingmar Bergman gets a bad rap. Mention the idea of watching one of his films and many otherwise reasonable, intelligent people…

    The 10 Best Erotic Movies of All Time

    The 10 Best Erotic Movies of All Time

    It is in the interest of any aspiring filmmaker to strive for originality in storytelling, above all else. Cinema is an art form in which no single iteration of a…

    The 10 Best Structured Movies of All Time

    The 10 Best Structured Movies of All Time

    It’s amazing to think of the vast methods one can use to structure a story. Depending on the narrative itself, you could distort the structure any way you deem necessary,…

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