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AFI's 10 Top 10 honours the ten greatest US films in ten classic film genres. Presented by the American Film Institute (AFI), the lists were unveiled on a television special broadcast by CBS on June 17, 2008. Various actors and directors, among them Clint Eastwood , Quentin Tarantino , Kirk Douglas , Harrison Ford , Martin Scorsese , Steven Spielberg , George Lucas , Roman Polanski , and Jane Fonda , discussed their admiration for and personal contributions to the films cited.
[WARNING: some of the video clips in this list contain extremely violent or disturbing scenes.] For nearly the entire history of film production, certain films have been banned by film censorship or review organizations for political or moral reasons. Typically, a banned film goes through editing to remove explicit scenes, and is then re-released. The following entries include films that have, at some point, been disallowed for public viewing.
When people look back on the early years of the new millennium they'll remember it for movies like The Dark Knight and Lord of the Rings . Or they'll geek out with their friends about the cult classics they discovered together, rewatching copies of the original version of Donnie Darko or spreading around copies of Idiocracy and laughing at its accuracy. Or we'll remember the prestige movies, the big Oscar winners like No Country For Old Men and Chicago . But in a better world, maybe we'd remember these movies.
The quirky movie. They’re “strange, not normal but cool” says Blandine Etienne as she takes a look at her favourite films from a genre Tim Burton and Wes Anderson know plenty about. Other Top 10s on Top10Films.co.uk that you might like: Top 10 Cult Films | Top 10 Films Set Over One Night | Top 10 Suburbia In Peril Films My favorite definition of quirky is “strange, not normal but cool.” That is exactly why I like quirky movies. They will often take you somewhere you have not been before and introduce you to characters you never knew you wanted to meet.
Human Traffic Very unique comedy about the drug/club culture in the UK. Five friends ponder society, drug use and their own lives as they go about their usual weekend of snorting, smoking, popping, dancing and sex. The Matador Pierce Brosnan plays an assassin going through a mid-life crisis as he approached retirement.
41. Stop Making Sense (1984) People had been filming rock concerts and calling the resulting footage "movies" for decades before Jonathan Demme took command of the director's chair. But working with his stars, Talking Heads, Demme made a concert movie with no out-of-focus shots, catch-as-catch-can camerawork, or even the intruding interviews that characterized even Martin Scorsese's The Last Waltz . Plus, the Heads had already designed the concert to have the escalating feel of a movie, which didn't hurt. — P.N.
Midnight in Paris Woody Allen’s latest places starving writer Owen Wilson in Paris with his fiancée, Rachel McAdams. Searching for inspiration for his incomplete novel, Owen begins taking strolls around the city at night where he discovers an unexpected group of people. I wish I could be more specific, but it would ruin the surprise. Know that it is brilliant, witty and full of mystique.
Today, the indie world and the film world at large lost a giant in the field, watching Disney close the doors and turn the lights off on Miramax. As sad a day like today is, and as uncertain as the future is, we can still hold on to the memories. Most of them are now on Blu-ray. Or at least Laser Disc (because we all own one). Without further tears in our eyes, we’d like to remember Miramax for their 15 Best Films. If you’re like me and Rob Hunter, your rental queue is already full.
Page 1 of 5 If comparing music from Gillian Welch and Outkast in our 50 Best Albums of the Decade is like apples and oranges, ranking films like Amélie , The Dark Knight and Mulholland Drive is more like apples, ice cream and foie gras. But despite the wild variety among our 50 Best Movies from 2000-2009, each is an exquisitely made, exceptionally satisfying piece of cinema that we believe will endure well after the decade has ended. There are masters like Martin Scorcese and Lars Von Trier, and relative newcomers like Fernando Meirelles and Anna Boden. There are documentaries, comedies and dramas, as well as animated films and even a super-hero flick. Mirroring a decade of globalism, the filmmakers are from the United States, New Zealand, Taiwan, Germany, Ireland, France, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Romania, Thailand, Brazil, and nearly every part of the U.K.
It's midnight somewhere. By Phil Nugent and Andrew Osborne "Cult movie" is a hard thing to pin down. For the purposes of this list — celebrating the tenth anniversary of Donnie Darko — we've put a premium on the intensity and selectiveness of a movie's appeal.
The Women is a 1939 American comedy-drama film directed by George Cukor . The film is based on Clare Boothe Luce 's play of the same name , and was adapted for the screen by Anita Loos and Jane Murfin , who had to make the film acceptable for the Production Code in order for it to be released. The film stars Norma Shearer , Joan Crawford , Rosalind Russell , Paulette Goddard , Joan Fontaine , Lucile Watson , Mary Boland , and Virginia Grey , as well as Marjorie Main and Phyllis Povah , the last two of whom reprised their stage roles from the play. Florence Nash , Ruth Hussey , Virginia Weidler , Butterfly McQueen , and Hedda Hopper also appeared in smaller roles. As of February 2013, Fontaine is the only surviving actress with a credited role in the film. The film continued the play's all-female tradition—the entire cast of more than 130 speaking roles was female.
As 2011 draws to a close, one eye is inevitably on the treats that are lying ahead for 2012. With that in mind, we've got our line-up of, as things stands, the 25 films that are brightest on our radar. Now, a couple of disclaimers. There are films that haven't made the cut here simply because we don't know a fat lot about them yet, or at least not enough to get us fired up.
Trivia According to Christopher Lee , not only was this film never properly announced by the press, it was also wrongly trailed by a repeat sign when first aired on Channel 4. This could explain why it was virtually ignored by critics throughout.
Top 10 Philosophical Movies Of All Time "I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can't remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world's still there.