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Blowup

  1. Blowup

    Michelangelo Antonioni's sexy art-house hit of 1966, which played a substantial role in putting "swinging London" on the map, follows a day…

  2. Cul-de-sac

    Roman Polanski's second British film (Repulsion was the first) is a mean little absurdist comedy (1966) set on a remote Northumberland island;…

  3. Cleo From 5 to 7

    Agnes Varda's 1961 New Wave feature—recounting two hours in the life of a French pop singer (Corinne Marchand) while she waits to…

  4. Brazil

    Terry Gilliam's ferociously creative black comedy (1985) is filled with wild tonal contrasts, swarming details, and unfettered visual invention—every shot carries a…

  5. Bottle Rocket

    Wes Anderson's 1996 first feature (before Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums) is fresh, character driven, often funny, and unfashionably upbeat (as well…

  6. Bob le Flambeur

    This light, breezy 1955 heist film is probably the least characteristic movie Jean-Pierre Melville ever made. It replaces his sternly fatalistic philosophizing…

  7. The Beguiled

    Don Siegel and Clint Eastwood took time out from their popular series of Universal programmers for this very personal exercise in American…

  8. The Awful Truth

    Leo McCarey's largely improvised 1937 film is one of the funniest of the screwball comedies, and also one of the most serious…

  9. Barry Lyndon

    All of Stanley Kubrick's features look better now than when they were first released, but Barry Lyndon, which fared poorly at the…

  10. The Good, the Bad, the Weird

    With a nod and a wink to Sergio Leone, South Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon (A Tale of Two Sisters) delivers a slam-bang…