Review: All The President’s Men (Pakula, 1976)

Part of the Top10Films: Dustin Hoffman feature Dir. Alan J. Pakula; screenplay by William Goldman; starring Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, Jason Robards, Ned Beatty My first cinematic introduction to the Watergate saga arrived in the form a simpleton...

Review: Aliens

The film is a nightmare envisioned on the screen - call it Ripley's nightmare, indeed she's asleep when we first meet her at the beginning and she's asleep when we leave her at the end. It's one of those dreams where you're being chased and you just can't seem to wake yourself...

Top 10 Charlie Chaplin Films

Read my brief introduction to early silent films HERE Charlie Chaplin was not just a silent movie actor, he was an icon of early cinema. Chaplin was a writer, director, performer, producer, as well as composer, and the co-founder of revolutionary studio United Artists. He learnt...

Isabella Rossellini’s Top 10

ISABELLA ROSSELLINI’S TOP 10 FILMS “Blue Velvet” actress and Lancome model Isabella Rossellini picks the films that have brought most joy into her heart. Listed here courtesy of Time Out, she explains each of her choices as she presents a diverse and eclectic mix of movies....

Sam Mendes chooses his Top 10

SAM MENDES’ TOP 10 FILMS 1. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941) 2. Fanny and Alexander (Bergman, 1982) 3. The Godfather Part II (Coppola, 1974) 4. The Piano (Campion, 1993) 5. The Red Shoes (Powell, Pressburger, 1948) 6. Sunset Blvd (Wilder, 1950) 7. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick,...

Joe Dante chooses his Top 10

JOE DANTE’S TOP 10 FILMS 1. Citizen Kane (Welles) 2. City Lights (Chaplin) 3. 8 1/2 (Fellini) 4. Les Enfants du paradis (Carné) 5. The Dead (Brakhage) 6. Rashomon (Kurosawa) 7. Psycho (Hitchcock) 8. Raging Bull (Scorsese) 9. The Searchers (Ford) 10. Once upon a Time in the...

Milos Forman chooses his Top 10

MILOS FORMAN’S TOP 10 FILMS 1. Amarcord (Fellini, 1973) 2. American Graffiti (Lucas, 1973) 3. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941) 4. City Lights (Chaplin, 1931) 5. The Deer Hunter (Cimino, 1978) 6. Les Enfants du Paradis (Carné, 1945) 7. Giant (Stevens, 1956) 8. The Godfather...

John Boorman chooses his Top 10

JOHN BOORMAN’S TOP 10 FILMS 1. Seven Samurai (Kurosawa, 1954) 2. The Seventh Seal (Bergman, 1956) 3. 8 1/2 (Fellini, 1963) 4. That Obscure Object of Desire (Buñuel, 1977) 5. Dr Strangelove (Kubrick, 1963) 6. Citizen Kane (Welles, 1941) 7. Sunset Blvd (Wilder, 1950) 8....