Archive for January, 2011

10 Best Robert Altman Movies

Thursday, January 13, 2011 at 1:53 pm

These 10 best Robert Altman movies feature ensemble casts, brilliant satire, and plenty of zoom shots. Most of Altman’s films never gained mainstream popularity. But he remains a talented filmmaker who managed to imbue each of his motion pictures with incisive commentary about American life and the human condition. His films were nominated for Best […]

10 Good Warren Beatty Movies

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 5:28 pm

Watch a few Warren Beatty movies and you’ll quickly see why this versatile performer is well-respected in the entertainment community. Whether starring in a film that pushed the limits of what could be portrayed in a Hollywood production or dating a series of beauties ranging from Madonna to Ann-Margret, Beatty was constantly on the lips of […]

Woody Allen Movies

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 1:24 am

Woody Allen movies are always about the relationships between men and women. I’m probably oversimplifying things, but try some egghead film scholar if you want a deeper analysis. I’m just a Texan who finds neurotic Jewish guys amusing. His popularity in the United States has declined in recent years–thanks to that whole Soon-Yi scandal in […]

Darren Aronofsky Movies

Monday, January 10, 2011 at 7:44 pm

If you’re looking for motion pictures that will mess with your head and force you to reexamine your life, give these Darren Aronofsky movies a try. He’s only directed five films since his debut in 1998, but each and every one is a self-contained masterpiece of longing and sadness. A graduate of Harvard University (with […]

Marlon Brando Movies

Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Marlon Brando movies range from well-acted masterpieces to wildly out-of-control disasters. That’s because the celebrated actor was prone to moments of genius followed by equally bizarre bouts of eccentricity. From packing on the pounds in his later years to playing a piano duet with one of the world’s smallest men (parodied by Mike Myers in […]

PT Anderson Movies

Friday, January 7, 2011 at 10:56 am

PT Anderson movies have a distinctive style. Take the opening three-minute shot in Boogie Nights, for example, or his constant use of popular music to set the tone. His ensemble casts always portray fragile characters driven to the end of their rope. Other examples of PT Anderson’s distinctive style include his ever-moving camera, characters dealing […]

Wes Anderson Movies

Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Anyone who’s seen a few Wes Anderson movies can attest to the following: the man loves his primary colors, he enjoys classic rock, and he loves the Wilson brothers (Luke and Owen). He’s also fond of quirky characters, class conflict, and putting his personal stamp on every aspect of a project. That’s why he’s called […]

Judd Apatow Movies

Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Judd Apatow movies have enjoyed massive popularity in recent years, whether he’s served as writer, producer, or director. While his career as a stand-up comic never quite took off, he’s become a Hollywood phenomenon, largely due to relationship comedies featuring hot women and average-looking guys. If you’re partial to TV shows, I’d also recommended the […]

Robert Aldrich Movies

Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 1:05 pm

While many of the Robert Aldrich movies on this list have been somewhat forgotten by modern audiences, that doesn’t mean they’re not worth a look. In fact, they’re absolutely recommended for those who like cynical and gritty tales filled with hard-luck characters. Aldrich studied economics in college, but he dropped out and took a job […]

Peter Billingsley Movies

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Many people would scratch their heads if asked to name one or more Peter Billingsley movies. I’ll give you a hint: He played Ralphie, the kid who wanted a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. But did you know that his career extended way past his iconic role in A Christmas Story? That’s right, Peter […]