The AFI Top 100 Movies: Taxi Driver (#47)

Taxi Driver (1976) Starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd Directed by Martin Scorcese Written by Paul Schrader Taxi Driver is a movie that's more fun to think about than to watch. It moves with a rather ponderous pace, with long shots of characters staring or significant gaps in conversation that seem to encourage … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Movies: Taxi Driver (#47)

The AFI Top 100 Films: From Here to Eternity (#52)

From Here to Eternity (1953) Starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr and Donna Reed Directed by Fred Zimmerman Written by Daniel Taradash From Here to Eternity almost comes across as a melodrama, and without a doubt all of the ingredients are there. Shocking revelations from damaged people with haunted pasts, villains who are infuriatingly … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Films: From Here to Eternity (#52)

The AFI Top 100 Movies: The Third Man (#57)

The Third Man (1949) Starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli and Orson Welles Directed by Carol Reed Written by Graham Greene Part-film noir, part-European murder mystery, The Third Man isn't something I've ever seen before. The protagonist, a writer visiting a friend in war-torn Vienna, isn't as hard-boiled as your standard detective. The femme fatale isn't … Continue reading The AFI Top 100 Movies: The Third Man (#57)