This is one of Luis Bunuel seminal films from his Mexican period …
“The Exterminating Angel” (1962) is a macabre comedy, a mordant view of human nature that suggests we harbor savage instincts and unspeakable secrets. Take a group of prosperous dinner guests and pen them up long enough, he suggests, and they’ll turn on one another like rats in an overpopulation study.
Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) makes his living as a sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh. Maxson once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player, but was deemed too old when the major leagues began admitting black athletes. Bitter over his missed opportunity, Troy creates further tension in his family when he squashes his son’s (Jovan Adepo) chance to meet a college football recruiter.
Rolling Stone ~ “ONE OF THE BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR”
Come to howl at the full moon and help us celebrate the Cinematiki’s 8th Anniversary and J.J.’s birth day…
We are presenting “Day for Night” by Francois Truffaut . A film about films and the people that populates the world of cinema … It is one of two Truffaut films featured on Time magazine’s list of the 100 Best Films of the Century, along with The 400 Blows.. It has also been called “the most beloved film ever made about filmmaking.”
it was the first film that we showed at the Cinematiki eight years ago… since then we’ve seen and discussed over 350 films…
we are still curious and learning…
we also like to party…don’t you ???
Drinks and Food Pot luck
from 5:45 PM
Script Harold Pinter, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel
The Last Tycoon Trailer
Posted in CLASSICAL LITERATURE, Drama, Elia Kazan, Ensemble Film, FROM A HIGHLY ACCLAIMED NOVEL
Tagged DANA ANDREWS, DONALD PLEASENCE, Elia Kazan, Jeanne Moreau, RAY MILLAND, ROBERT MITCHUM, Tony Curtis
A break-through Italian film directed by Mario Monicelli featuring some of the hottest actors at the time : Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio Gassman, Renato Salvatori, Claudia Cardinale and Toto…Celebrated as one of the great comedies of those times…
The film is also notable for its breezy jazz score by the composer Piero Umiliani, who helped develop the style of the jazz soundtracks now considered characteristic of European films in the 1960s and 1970s.
Posted in BLACK AND WHITE, Comedy, Cult Film, Ensemble Film, SPOOF ON "RIFIFI", World Cinema
Tagged Claudia Cardinale, Italian, Marcello Mastroianni, MARIO MONICELLI, Renato Salvatori, VITTORIO GASSMAN
“With ”Road to Perdition” they have created a truly majestic visual tone poem, one that…inspires a continuing and deeply satisfying awareness of the best movies as monumental ‘picture shows.'” -STEPHEN HOLDEN, New York Times
Directed by Sam Mendes, with production design by Dennis Gassner and cinematography by Conrad L. Hall. Tom Hanks stars in this Chicago gangster movie as a hitman in the Depression-era, going on the run with his young son (Tyler Hoechlin).
Production Designer of the film, special guest Dennis Gassner, will be presented with the first ever CINEMATIKI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD.
>>>>>>>>>>>>> THIS WAS THEN…HOW IS IT NOW ? ?