Film Critic & Researcher
|Bringing Up Baby
|Mad Max: Fury Road
|The Most Dangerous Man in the World
|ALEXANDRIE ENCORE ET TOUJOURS
|Fear Eats the Soul
|Rainer Werner Fassbinder
|The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
|The Battle of Algiers
|Bonnie and Clyde
Bringing Up Baby
Howard Hawks's panther-led romp is the epitome of not only the screwball genre, but the classical Hollywood comedy writ large. Hepburn and Grant's chemistry is utter perfection.
Verhoeven's satirical and dystopian take on the relationship between policing and corporate greed has only grown more unsettlingly relevant in the United States, and elsewhere. A masterpiece of genre filmmaking and evergreen commentary.
Mad Max: Fury Road
In a landscape of hastily produced blockbusters and sloppy visual effects, Miller reminded viewers what impeccably crafted action set pieces are capable of. A breathtaking tale of redemption, the lengths we will go to for freedom, and gasoline.
The Most Dangerous Man in the World
An outrageous and unrelenting parody of Hollywood and the political anxieties of the late 60s. Mostafa's pastiche of western, spy and gangster film tropes is a landmark of Egyptian comedy cinema.
ALEXANDRIE ENCORE ET TOUJOURS
The conclusion of Chahine's semi-autobiographical Alexandria Trilogy is by far the best of the three, as well as the most vulnerable, thanks to Chahine's correct decision to step in front of the camera and subject himself to his own neurotic scrutiny.
A staggering achievement – a family portrait as haunting as it is shockingly simplistic in its approach to character and storytelling.
Fear Eats the Soul
Fassbinder's best, by a longshot, examines the lasting effects of fascism on German society through a gut-wrenching love story of impossible yearning. Melodrama at its finest.
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
One of the most stunning musicals ever made.
The Battle of Algiers
One of the greatest war movies, and easily one of the most incisive depictions of anti-imperialist struggle.
Bonnie and Clyde
As much of an erotic thriller as it is a heist movie, Penn's explosive initiator of the American New Wave keeps you on the edge of your seat over fifty years later, hoping against hope that these foul people still somehow make it.