Christopher Nolan is now best known for resuscitating “Batman,” to the delight of the Dark Knight’s minions everywhere. He burst on the scene in 2000 with this remarkable, turned about tale that asks more questions than it can possibly answer and has the distinction of a clever concept that doesn’t overwhelm the storytelling. IMDb entry
It's three for the price of one this week as The Film Guys and Niki Dakota present three films which don't appear on their List of Perfect Movies, but which they love nonetheless. From a tribute to Doris and Rock, to teen sex frustration in Ohio and finally C.B. DeMille under the big top! Come one, come all, it's a panoply of movie mayhem! IMDb entries: Down With Love Mischief The Greatest Show on Earth
A production of The Archers, aka Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, "Black Narcissus" is great for only the spectacular Technicolor cinematography. But wait, there's more! A brooding dark storyline, roiling in repressed sexuality and longing also makes it a fun time for all. Top that off with that fact that not one frame was shot on location—that all was made in and around a studio in the UK—and it remains as one of the true cinematic "creations" of the Twentieth Century.
From lowly cel washer to head of a cartoon studio bearing his name, Charles M. "Chuck" Jones was one of the great success stories in American animation. Jones' cartoons have the strongest and most definable style outside of Walt Disney's and are arguably much funnier. Jones maintained that he made his films for just one person--himself--and it shows in the adult qualities of his best work, although even the films he made for child consumption are easily enjoyed by adults. An