Matthew C. Ruffner’s Wish List (26)

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  • A surreal fever dream, or perhaps a nightmare, Last Year at Marienbad, written by the radical master of the New Novel, Alain Robbe-Grillet, gorgeously fuses the past with the present in telling its ambiguous tale of a man and a woman who may or may not have met a year ago.

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  • Stanley Kubrick’s account of an ambitious racetrack robbery is one of Hollywood’s tautest, twistiest noirs.

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    The Killing (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • A twisted treasure from Hollywood’s pre-Code horror heyday, Island of Lost Souls is
    a cautionary tale of science run amok, adapted from H. G. Wells’s novel The Island of Dr. Moreau.

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  • How to describe Nobuhiko Obayashi’s indescribable 1977 movie House (Hausu)? As a psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? An episode of Scooby-Doo as directed by Mario Bava? House might have been beamed to Earth from some other planet.

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  • In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona.

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  • Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork—which charts a prospector’s search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the beautiful Georgia Hale)—forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character.

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    The Gold Rush (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Godzilla is the roaring granddaddy of all monster movies. It’s also a remarkably humane and melancholy drama made in Japan at a time when the country was still reeling from nuclear attack and H-bomb testing.

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  • This multilayered, noirish descent into one man’s personal hell is also a surreal, metacinematic journey that, two years after the phenomenon Se7en, further demonstrated that director David Fincher was one of Hollywood’s true contemporary visionaries.

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    The Game (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • In director Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited, three estranged American brothers reunite for a meticulously planned, soul-searching train voyage across India one year after the death of their father.

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  • Brad Pitt is a man who is born in his eighties and ages backward and Cate Blanchett is the woman he is destined to love forever in David Fincher’s monumental, Academy Award–winning The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, a powerful testament to life and death, love and loss.

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  • Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious, audacious feature debut with Cronos, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Cronos is a dark, visually rich, and emotionally captivating fantasy.

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  • Poetic realism reached sublime heights with Children of Paradise, widely considered one of the greatest French films of all time.

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  • With its lack of polish, surplus of attitude, anything-goes crime narrative, and effervescent young stars Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, Breathless helped launch the French New Wave and ensured that cinema would never be the same.

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  • In the dystopian masterpiece Brazil, Jonathan Pryce plays a daydreaming everyman who finds himself caught in the soul-crushing gears of a nightmarish bureaucracy.

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  • Wes Anderson first illustrated his lovingly detailed, slightly surreal cinematic vision (with cowriter Owen Wilson) in this visually witty and warm portrait of three young misfits.

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    Bottle Rocket (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • The spectacular visions of enchantment, desire, and death in Beauty and the Beast (La Belle et la Bête) have become timeless icons of cinematic wonder.

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    Matthew C. Ruffner: “Not on the top of my Kurosawa list.”

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    Kagemusha (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Matthew C. Ruffner: “A great time piece by Bergman.”

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    Smiles of a Summer Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Matthew C. Ruffner: “A terrible 70s film that pesters to be watched again. ”

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    3 Women (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Matthew C. Ruffner: “An approachable observation of self and identity.”

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    8½ (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Matthew C. Ruffner: “Wholesome comedic entertainment for the whole family...or at least those that can read...lol!”

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    PlayTime (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Matthew C. Ruffner: “Mr. Anderson, this is Agent Smith!”

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    Rushmore (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Matthew C. Ruffner: “A CC movie the wife will actually watch!”

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    Charade (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Matthew C. Ruffner: “Lookin' to upgrade to Blu-Ray!”

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    The Seventh Seal (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Matthew C. Ruffner: “Great perspective and observations upon youth.”

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    The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    Matthew C. Ruffner: “Looking to upgrade to the Blu-Ray!”

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    Seven Samurai (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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