Category Archives: Ensemble Film

*** MONDAY October 15th, 2018 *** Le Cercle Rouge *** DIRECTED BY Jean-Pierre Melville, STARRING Alain Delon, Yves Montand. Bourvil and Gian Maria Volontè

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What do we get when we put Alain Delon, Yves Montand, Gian Maria Volonte and Bourvil in a film directed by Jean-Pierre Melville ?

We get them silently gliding down streets of a wet Paris winter…

Some are cops and some are robbers…

they wear trench coats and fedoras…

to smoke for them is as natural as breathing…

they use guns, lies, clout, greed and nerve with the skill of a magician who no longer even thinks about the cards…

they share a code of honor which is not about what side of the law they are on, but about how a man must behave to win the respect of those few others who understand the code…

The film’s title means “The Red Circle” and refers to the film’s epigraph which translates as ->>>>>>Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, drew a circle with a piece of red chalk and said: “When men, even unknowingly, are to meet one day, whatever may befall each, whatever the diverging paths, on the said day, they will inevitably come together in the red circle.”

Melville made up the quote…

 

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Monday January 22th, 2018 *** Three Billboards *** Directed by Martin McDonagh*** interpreted by Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell

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With  an obscure and intriguing  tittle like “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri “, directed by Martin McDonagh and with such stellar and quirky cast this is the type of film that truly inspires our curiosity… poised from the start to be an awards-season steamroller… It boasts a bevy of strong performances led by Frances McDormand, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson, and a sensational screenplay by McDonagh, who can turn profanity-laced insults into high art...Three Billboards is a film about a woman fed up with the world’s injustice in general and her own town’s specifically…something to see, think and discuss …

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Monday November 27, 2017 ***** “THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL” Directed by LUIS BUNUEL ***** interpreted by Silvia Pinal, Claudio Brook…

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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.

MONDAY JANUARY 9th, 2017 ***** FENCES ***** directed by DENZEL WASHINGTON ***** screenplay written by the distinguished North American theater author AUGUST WILSON from his original PULITZER prize winning play ***** starring DENZEL WASHINGTON, VIOLA DAVIS, STEPHEN McKINLEY HENDERSON, JOVAN ADEPO, RUSSELL HORNSBY, MYKELTY WILLIAMSON AND SANIYYA SIDNEY…

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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”

MONDAY JANUARY 2, 2017 *** THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL *** directed by WES ANDERSON *** with RALPH FIENNES, EDWARD NORTON, HARVEY KEITEL, WILLIAM DAFOE, MATHIEW ALMARIC, JEFF GOLDBLUM, BILL MURRAY, JUDE LAW and a bunch of other great actors…

Monday November 14, 2016 ***SPECIAL EVENT *** “DAY FOR NIGHT” directed by FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT *** interpreted by JACQUELINE BISSET, JEAN-PIERRE LEAUD, CATERINA VALENTE AND JEAN-PIERRE AUMONT

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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

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MONDAY APRIL 4, 2016 ***** The Last Tycoon ***** directed by ELIA KAZAN ***** interpreted by ROBERT DE NIRO, TONY CURTIS, JACK NICHOLSON, ROBERT MITCHUM AND JEANNE MOREAU *****

 

Script Harold Pinter, based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 15, 2016 : “BIG DEAL ON MADONNA STREET” (1958) directed by MARIO MONICELLI with VITTORIO GASSMAN, MARCELLO MASTROIANNI, CLAUDIA CARDINALE

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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.

OCT. 12 2015: ROAD TO PERDITION directed by: SAM MENDES with Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Jude Law (2002) & CINEMATIKI LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PRESENTATION

“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.

MONDAY JUNE 22, 2015 ***** ” A HARD DAY’S NIGHT ” ***** directed by RICHARD LESTER with JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE and RINGO…

>>>>>>>>>>>>>                             THIS WAS THEN…HOW IS IT NOW ? ?