Milk and honey: First Cow (2019)

Celebrating Women's Day, try to remember at least a dozen female directors. It's probably not going to be an easy task for most of us – injustice still happening today. If you want to make a change, then a poignant but rousing feature First Cow (2019) by Kelly Reichardt might be the right start. Be... Continue Reading →

Not quite yet: Brief Encounter (1945)

You tell yourself: "This was the last time, I swear". All of us have at one point in our lives done something forbidden or something frowned upon. One can easily imagine continuing doing something wrong, even though you know it cannot turn out well, and yet you cannot help it. Brief Encounter (1945) is a... Continue Reading →

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

Everything is silent. Suddenly, you hear a crescendo of drums. A scream. A whistle. One of the most memorable theme songs, created by a sound magician named Ennio Morricone, instantly makes you both on the edge of your seat and with bated breath. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Il buono, il brutto, il... Continue Reading →

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

You know the story: James Stewart is George Bailey, a man who has given up everything in his life to help others, while Henry Travers is Clarence Odbody, his guardian angel, here to intervene and show him how different and sorrowful would everybody's life be if he had not been born. It became an instant... Continue Reading →

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