The Graduate

The Graduate opens with a party. But instead of a joyous celebration, we find a nervous, claustrophobic Ben (Dustin Hoffman), lost in a sea of his parents’ friends. He’s ambushed; hands reach

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

If you read my Meet the Staff piece, you saw La La Land atop my (arbitrary) list of favorite films. Director Damien Chazelle cites The Umbrellas of Cherbourg as one of the greatest influences on his

The Disaster Artist

The Disaster Artist hits Amazon Prime this month so I sat down to watch arguably the most critically acclaimed film that I missed last year. Based on the book of the same

There Will Be Blood

As we approach the one-year anniversary of Daniel Day-Lewis’ retirement announcement, I revisited the film most commonly cited as the pinnacle of his career: director Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood.