My Favorite David O. Russell Films (New)

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Three Kings (1999)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   American Hustle (2013)

2.   Joy (2015)

3.   The Fighter (2010)

4.   Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

5.   Flirting with Disaster (1996)

6.   I Heart Huckabees (2004)

7.   Spanking the Monkey (1994)
(Yes that is the actual title of the film)

My Favorite Roberto Rossellini Films (Revised and Updated)

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Journey to Italy (1954)

2.   Stromboli (1950)

3.   Paisan (1946)

4.   The Flowers of St. Francis (1950)

5.   Germany, Year Zero (1948)

6.   The Taking of Power by Louis XIV (1966) (TV Film)

7.   Rome, Open City (1945)

8.   Europe ’51 (1952)

9.   The Age of the Medici (1973) (TV Mini-Series)

10. General Della Rovere (1959)

11. Blaise Pascal (1972) (TV Film)

12. Cartesius (1974) (TV Film)

 

My Favorite Francesco Rosi Films (New)

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Three Brothers (1981)

2.   Salvatore Giuliano (1962)

3.   Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)

4.   Hands over the City (1963)

5.   The Moment of Truth (1965)

6.   The Truce (1997)

7.   Carmen (1984)

8.   Many Wars Ago (1970)

9.   Lucky Luciano (1974)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Palermo Connection (1989)

Note: Some of these I have seen on DVD and ones that are not on Blu-Ray and DVD I have seen on VHS. I have not seen The Mattei Affair but that is because it is not available on either Blu-Ray and DVD or VHS. I have heard great things about it though and since Francesco Rosi died last year, I am hoping that filmmakers or film historians who loved his work will try to get The Mattei Affair available in the USA on either Blu-Ray and DVD or VHS since that one seems to be one of his many highly celebrated films. 

My Favorite Eric Rohmer Films (Revised and Updated)

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (1987)

2.   The Green Ray (1986)

3.   Chloe in the Afternoon (1972)

4.   Pauline at the Beach (1983)

5.   Claire’s Knee (1970)

6.   My Night at Maud’s (1969)

7.   La Collectionneuse (1967)

8.   Rendezvous in Paris (1995)

9.   A Tale of Summer (1996)

10. A Tale of Winter (1992)

11. Romance of Astree and Celadon (2007)

12. Triple Agent (2004)

13. An Autumn Tale (1998)

14. A Tale of Springtime (1990)

15. Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987)

16. Full Moon in Paris (1984)

17. A Good Marriage (1982)

18. The Aviator’s Wife (1981)

* * * 1/2 (Out of * * * *)

1.   The Marquise of O… (1976)

 

 

My Favorite Alain Resnais Films (Revised and Updated)

* * * * (Out of * * * *)

1.   Last Year at Marienbad (1961)

2.   Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

3.   Wild Grass (2009)

4.   Private Fears in Public Places (2006)

5.   Mon oncle d’Amerique (1980)

6.   Muriel (1963)

7.   Life of Riley (2014)

8.   You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet! (2012)

9.   Providence (1977) (Saw it on an old VHS Tape)

10. Je t’aime, je t’aime (1968)

11. The War is Over (1966)

12. Night and Fog (1955) (Documentary Short)

13. Stavisky (1974)

14. Same Old Song (1997)

15. Not on the Lips (2003)

16. Melo (1986)

17. Love Unto Death (1984)

18. Life is a Bed of Roses (1983)