Time Out names the 100 best British films

Posted by · 6:38 pm · February 8th, 2011

Earlier today, I praised the Evening Standard Awards for drawing people’s attention to forms and flavors of contemporary British film beyond the dressy heritage cinema that so many associate with the country. This morning, London’s Time Out magazine posted a fascinating feature that does much the same for the past: a wide-ranging list of the […]

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Heart stop by window light

Posted by · 4:08 pm · July 3rd, 2009

I’m digging into March’s Criterion Blu-ray release of “The Third Man” (which largely ports over most of the 2007 Criterion double-dip), and I have to say, Orson Welles’s first appearance in the film, that knowing smile illuminated by window light, a Viennese woman barking at Joseph Cotton’s novelist-turned-gumshoe, is flat out one of the most […]

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