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The feature debut of the most internationally renowned African director of the twentieth century, Black Girl is a harrowing human drama as well as a radical political statement—and one of the essential films of the 1960s.
A lottery win leads not to financial and emotional freedom but to social captivity in this wildly cynical classic about love and exploitation by Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
thevoid99: “One of Federico Fellini's finest films that is a great tribute to the city that is Rome.”
thevoid99: “An absolutely delightful and touching film from Laurie Anderson and her love for dogs with elements about her own life.”
thevoid99: “One of the finest films ever created by P.T. Anderson that features great performances from Adam Sandler, Emily Waton, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.”
Unfolding in a series of eight mythic vignettes, this late work by Akira Kurosawa was inspired by the beloved director’s own nighttime visions, along with stories from Japanese folklore.
thevoid99: “One of the finest coming-of-age films about the downside of divorce told from the perspective of 2 brothers and their parents. ”
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes in 1978, The Tree of Wooden Clogs is at once intimate in scale and epic in scope—a towering, heart-stirring work of humanist filmmaking.
thevoid99: “An experience like no other as Richard Linklater's film is truly a muust see about growing up.”
thevoid99: “Truly one of the greatest fantasy films ever made as it marks Guillermo del Toro's mark as a master of horror and fantasy.”
This heartrending masterpiece by Kenji Mizoguchi about the give-and-take between life and art marked the first full realization of the hypnotic long takes and eloquent camera movements that would come to define the director’s films.
thevoid99: “One of the great debut films ever created as it's also one of the scariest neo-noir films ever created.”
thevoid99: “One of the greatest film series ever created from the always brilliant Krzystof Kieslowski.”
thevoid99: “One of the greatest westerns ever told with such style by Robert Altman filled with a great cast, dazzling visuals, and Leonard Cohen's music.”
The crowning achievement of Orson Welles’s extraordinary cinematic career, Chimes at Midnight was the culmination of the filmmaker’s lifelong obsession with Shakespeare’s ultimate rapscallion, Sir John Falstaff.
Orson Welles’s first color film and final completed fictional feature, The Immortal Story is a moving and wistful adaptation of a tale by Isak Dinesen.
thevoid99: “My father loves this film as it is one of the funniest comedies ever.”
thevoid99: “One of the most quintessential documentary shorts films ever made.”
thevoid99: “No matter what cut of the film is shown, Terrence Malick's masterpiece about Jamestown is one of the most beautiful films ever made. ”
thevoid99: “Absolutely one of Olivier Assayas' great films that features phenomenal work from Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart.”
This major early achievement by Michelangelo Antonioni bears the first signs of the cinema-changing style for which he would soon be world-famous.
thevoid99: “One of the most absolutely insane, scariest, and most certainly funniest films ever made. "Mein Fuhrer! I can walk!!!!"”
thevoid99: “One of the darkest and finest films by Nicholas Ray that features an incredible performance from Humphrey Bogart.”
thevoid99: “One of Robert Altman's best films and one of the finest comeback movies ever made as it plays into the ugliness that is Hollywood.”
thevoid99: “One of the defining trilogies ever made.”
After a chance meeting on a train platform, a married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) begin a muted but passionate, and ultimately doomed, love affair.
After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret singer (Nina Hoss, in a dazzling, multilayered performance) has her disfigured face reconstructed and returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out her gentile husband, who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis.
thevoid99: “Three great films by one of American cinema's finest filmmakers. ”
Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang, finally comes to home video in the United States.
thevoid99: “Here's to you, Mrs. Robinson. Jesus loves and you will know... whoa, whoa, whoa....”
thevoid99: “One of Charles Chaplin's greatest films as well as one of his most heartbreaking. A true classic that every fan of Chaplin must have.”
thevoid99: “One of the finest films ever made by the Coen Brothers that explores a guy who is his own worst enemy set in the folk music scene of the 60s.”
One of the world’s most influential and provocative filmmakers, the Oscar–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke diagnoses the social maladies of contemporary Europe with devastating precision and artistry.
thevoid99: “One of the greatest films by Akira Kurosawa that plays into a man's search to find meaning in his final days.”
Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker.
Two decades after its original negatives were burned in a fire, Satyajit Ray’s breathtaking milestone of world cinema rises from the ashes in a meticulously reconstructed new restoration.
thevoid99: “Truly one of the scariest and most mesmerizing horror films ever created.”
thevoid99: “Easily one of David Cronenberg's most fucked up film as it is an indication into why some people should never have children.”
thevoid99: “One of the finest films by Merchant-Ivory as it is exquisite in its setting as well as compelling in its story with a hell of a cast.”
Before he stunned the cinematic world with the epic series The Decalogue and the Three Colors trilogy, the great Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski made his first work of metaphysical genius, Blind Chance.
thevoid99: “An absolutely riveting film from the Dardenne Brothers as it is also their most accessible film to date that features Marion Cotillard at her best.”
thevoid99: “One of Truffaut's greatest films that plays into the craziness of making a film as it has a great cast as well as a kick-ass soundtrack.”
thevoid99: “Easily one of Brian de Palma's finest films as it's filled with some terror and eerie sensuality.”
thevoid99: “One of my favorite films by Wes Anderson and certainly one of his most accessible as well.”
Stephen Frears was at the forefront of the British cinematic revival of the mid-1980s, and the delightfully transgressive My Beautiful Laundrette is his greatest triumph of the period.
thevoid99: “One of Terry Gilliam's best films as it's a true classic that features great performances from Jeff Bridges, Mercedes Ruehl, and Robin Williams.”
thevoid99: “Definitely Chaplin's last great film but certainly one of his most enjoyable as it includes a great and comical sequence involving Buster Keaton.”
thevoid99: “Truly one of Renoir's finest films as well as showcasing the brilliance of what could've been a great longer film but as a short, it's fantastic.”
thevoid99: “One of my favorite films by Renoir as well as a truly gorgeous one.”
thevoid99: “Truly one of the greatest films of the 20th Century as it is lavish and full of life.”
thevoid99: “One of the best documentaries ever and certainly a testament into how insightful it can be.”
This landmark film, which documents the journeys of two remarkable families, continues to educate and inspire viewers, and it is widely considered one of the great works of American nonfiction cinema.
thevoid99: “Ingmar Bergman's most harrowing and visceral film that is definitely one of his best.”
With his trademark mixture of empathy and scrutiny, Errol Morris has changed the face of documentary filmmaking in the United States, and his career began with two remarkable tales of American eccentricity.
thevoid99: “One of Truffaut's finest films in its exploration on marriage and a man who has put himself into trouble.”
This is a faithful big-screen adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic British dystopian novel about a community of rabbits under terrible threat from modern forces.
The last film by Yasujiro Ozu was also his final masterpiece, a gently heartbreaking story about a man’s dignifed resignation to life’s shifting currents and society’s modernization.
A masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg, Don’t Look Now, adapted from a story by Daphne du Maurier, is a brilliantly disturbing tale of the supernatural.
After a decade in the wilds of avant-garde and early video experimentation, Jean-Luc Godard returned to commercial cinema with this star-driven work of social commentary, while remaining defiantly intellectual and formally cutting-edge.
thevoid99: “GO BACK TO TORONTO! I'M FROM WINNIPEG YOU IDIOT!!!!!”