Trouble in Paradise
Witty, wonderful, wacky Lubitsch at his best. His daughter worked at KCRW!
I always cry at the end, then go out for pasta and cheap red wine.
Children of Paradise
You can hear J.-L. Barrault cry “Garance!” from the other side of the world.
The Wages of Fear
The suspense is mesmerizing, even paralyzing.
Woman in the Dunes
It’s as much an impressionist painting as it is a film.
This great film was made back when Olympic athletes were regular folk.
You’ll never watch a conductor the same way after seeing this great Preston Sturges film.
And God Created Woman
I saw this movie as an adolescent in the late fifties, at the Bay Theatre in Pacific Palisades, and it made me feel strange things I’d never felt before . . . I also thought that Brigitte Bardot was the number-one sex kitten on earth.
Jonathan Lethem’s Top 10
Winner of a 2005 MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program genius grant, Jonathan Lethem is one of America's premier contemporary writers. His works include the novels The Fortress of Solitude and Motherless Brooklyn.
Alan Rudolph’s Top 10
Alan Rudolph is a pioneer in the American independent film movement. He has directed nineteen narrative features, including Trouble in Mind, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Afterglow, Choose Me, and his new film Ray Meets Helen.