“Is there a TV upstairs? I like to watch.” – Chance the Gardener
Martin Scorsese used every cinematic tool available to portray Jake LaMotta’s dominance in the ring and the tragedy of his personal life.
Charlie Chaplin’s best movie defined comedy as we know it, and “City Lights” does it all without a single line of dialogue.
The greatest movie ever made? Even if you know that Rosebud is just a damn [spoiler redacted], every filmmaker should know “Citizen Kane.”
1994’s “Pulp Fiction” is known for cementing director Quentin Tarantino’s place in cinematic history.
A powerful documentary that personalizes the atrocities of war through the use of memory and beautiful animation.
“If there is such a thing as an American tragedy, it must be funny.” – Pauline Kael on Bonnie and Clyde
A historical epic that pushed the boundaries of filmmaking to cement itself as an all time classic.
A visually stunning portrayal of criminality from the creative mind of Terrence Malick.
A technical masterpiece and one of the most groundbreaking action films of all time, one that inspired and influenced some of American cinemas greatest filmmakers.
Sometimes you have to battle against all odds to say what you want to say.
Wait, did you hear that? Of course you did, but only because they wanted you to. The importance of sound in film has never been more exemplified than in Coppola’s “The Conversation.”
Godard’s innovative and seminal film perfectly captures the essence of La Nouvelle Vague.
Spawning one of the most endearing film franchises of all time, George Lucas’s original Star Wars film pleasantly shocked critics and audiences alike when it hit screens in the 70s.
Spectacle or enigma? “2001: A Space Odyssey” is the monolith of science fiction films, sealing Kubrick’s legacy as cinema’s master.
Few other films demonstrate the full scope of cinematic storytelling. Francis Ford Coppola’s epic saga made street thugs into flawed kings.
A tour de force of cinema verite, D.A. Pennebaker’s rockumentary presents an unfiltered take of Bob Dylan before he became a music legend.
No documentary was more polarizing upon its release than Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11” – nor more profitable.
Werner Herzog’s documentary explores what happens when the boundaries between man and nature are pushed to the limit.
A unique documentary that made a huge impact on the lives of those involved, while changing the genre as we know it.
Dziga Vertov’s groundbreaking portrayal of Soviet Russia didn’t just define a historical period. It created an entire theory of film.
George Romero’s minimalist nightmare unleashed a zombie plague on popular culture.
With no budget but truly inspired marketing, “The Blair Witch Project” used found footage horror to frighten both audiences and movie studios.
Hitchcock could be as manipulative as any of his villains. “Psycho” turns us all into voyeurs…and makes us think twice before taking a shower.
The Exorcist is still one of the highest-grossing Warner Bros. films, traumatizing audiences from the moment they hear that eerie score.
James Whale’s original version of Frankenstein defined not only our pop cultural image of the story, but also many of the standards of horror cinema.