Cinema Detroit/TCM Party
|Cléo from 5 to 7
|Out of the Past
|The Best Years of Our Lives
|Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
|Strangers on a Train
Romance, comedy, drama, and the bad guys lose. It's a beautiful friendship.
Cléo from 5 to 7
Varda effectively captures two hours in the life of a woman under pressure so that something so specific becomes universal.
Out of the Past
The apotheosis of the film noir style, with the quintessential fall guy and femme fatale. "Baby I don't care"
The Best Years of Our Lives
A deceptively simple film with extraordinary performances and direction so subtle you forget it's there, fusing content and form into one beautiful whole.
A revolutionary film in many ways. Lady Bird loses her virginity and it's no big deal...nothing bad happens and no one hassles her about it. A very rare thing in movies.
A very appropriate parable for our time, illustrating how the have-nots fight each other for the crumbs from the haves' table.
Quite close to being perfect.
The master's greatest work, a bouquet in a garbage heap
P & P created an entire world in a studio, with a garden for a jungle, and paintings on glass for a sky,, tapping into all sorts of emotions, with Deborah Kerr at the center, trying to hold it together.
Strangers on a Train