Category Archives: History

*** MONDAY October 8th, 2018 *** Army of Shadows *** DIRECTED BY Jean-Pierre Melville, STARRING Lino Ventura, Paul Meurisse and Jean-Pierre Cassel

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WARNING : This is not a war film…

“Jean-Pierre Melville, perhaps the least known French film director of his generation  is steadily moving into the ranks of the greatest directors… He was not much honored in his lifetime. We now know from his gangster film “Bob le Flambeur” (1955) that he was an early father of the New Wave — before Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut and Louis Malle…
He used actual locations, dolly shots with a camera mounted on a bicycle, unknown actors and unrehearsed street scenes…
In “Le Samourai” (1967), at a time when movie hit men were larger than life, he reduced the existence of a professional assassin (Alain Delon) to ritual, solitude, simplicity and understatement.
And in “Le Cercle Rouge” (1970), he showed police and gangsters who know how a man must win the respect of those few others who understand the code.
His films, with their precision of image and movement, are startlingly beautiful…
With “Army of shadows”we have the Cinematiki premiere of perhaps his greatest film…”  

“Melville, who was himself a member of the Resistance, is not interested in making an action film. Action releases tension and makes it external. His film is about the war within the minds of Resistance members, who must live with constant fear, persist in the face of futility, accept the deaths of their comrades and expect no reward, except the knowledge that they are doing the right thing. Because many die under false names, their sacrifices are never known.” – Roger Ebert

Jean-Pierre Melville’s 1969 French Resistance Masterpiece is “The Best Film og 2006!” – New York Times

 

 

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YES !!! Yes…They went that way…and they are coming back soon …yes…in the meantime>>The Cinematiki will be dark on Monday 9/26/16 and also on Monday October 3rd. 2016…see you sOOn…relaX…d

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MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5th, 2016 ***** “FRANCOFONIA” ***** directed by ALEXANDRE SOKOUROV

On this Labor day Monday come join us for our feature film “Francofonia”  spotlighting the legacy and priceless art collection of the Louvre Museum in Paris …this vivid docudrama recounts many dramatic moments in the institutions history, including the hasty cashing of its treasures when German forces occupied Paris in 1940  Directed by Alexander Sokurov creator of “Russian Ark”..poster

Monday April 25, 2016 ***** TRUMBO ****** directed by JAY ROACH, interpreted by; BRYAN CRANSTON, DIANE LANE, HELEN MIRREN, JOHN GOODMAN, LOUIS C.K.

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MONDAY APRIL 18, 2016 ***** BRIDGE OF SPIES ***** directed by Steven Spielberg ***** interpreted by Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Alan Alda, The Coen brothers (!?)

During the Cold War, an American lawyer is recruited to defend an arrested Soviet spy in court, and then help the CIA facilitate an exchange of the spy for the Soviet captured American U2 spy plane pilot, Francis Gary Powers.

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MONDAY MARCH 28, 2016 ***** VIVA ZAPATA ***** directed by ELIA KAZAN ***** interpreted by MARLON BRANDO, JEAN PETERS, ANTHONY QUINN

M0NDAY MARCH 16 2015 ***** “GREY GARDENS ” ***** directed by DAVID AND ALBERT MAYSLES with EDITH AND EDIE BOUVIER BEALE

FROM THE WILD TO THE MILD…FROM FANTASY TO REALITY…FROM HIGH SOCIETY TO LOW RENT…

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MONDAY FEBRUARY 2nd. 2015 *** “THE IMITATION GAME” directed by MORTEN TYLDUM *** with BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, CHARLES DANCE

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MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014**** ” IL POSTINO” **** directed by MICHAEL RADFORD with MASSIMO TROISI, MARIA GRAZIA CUCINOTTA, PHILIPPE NOIRET, RENATO SCARPA and ANNA BONAUTO***

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Monday, November 18, 2013…WALTZ WITH BASHIR…directed by ARI FOLMAN…

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