Editor-At-Large, Little White Lies
|Kind Hearts and Coronets
|Wings of Desire
|The Green Ray
|Killer of Sheep
|The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
|Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
|The Night of the Hunter
|Harlan County, USA
|The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Kind Hearts and Coronets
The quintessential Ealing comedy and (for my money) pound for pound the funniest film ever made. Alec Guinness is sublime in his various guises, but it’s Dennis Price’s elegant, sly wit as the vengeful would-be heir that gets me every time.
Wings of Desire
Wim Wenders’ monochrome elegy, poignantly set in the long shadow of the Berlin Wall, is remarkable for the clarity with which it articulates perhaps the most complex and essential of human compulsions: the need to share oneself – to be connected physically, emotionally, spiritually – with another.