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"100 films to watch at Stanford (or anywhere)" (October 11, 2017)

100 films

These are 100 films, listed in chronological order, I recommended to my fellow class-mates, other college students, and people in…

  • The Killers
  • Brute Force
  • Criss Cross
  • Vera Cruz
  • The Crimson Pirate

Syllabus: The Films of Burt Lancaster

32 films

Films I'll be watching in a class I'm taking this spring on Burt Lancaster. I've only seen two Lancaster films—The…

  • Gaslight
  • Casablanca
  • Gaslight
  • The Uninvited
  • Rebecca

Stanford Theatre Fest: Hitchcock and Other Masters of Suspense

38 films

Plus Frankenstein at 200.

Runs from April to June. Wotta lineup. *faints*

Hitches on the docket I've yet to see:…

  • Duck Soup
  • Bimbo's Initiation
  • It's a Gift
  • Horse Feathers
  • International House

Stanford Theatre Fest: Paramount Pictures (1930-35)

55 films

The festival runs for the entire months of February and March. Spotlight: Paramount Studios films that ran at the Stanford…

  • A Close Shave
  • Chicken Run
  • The Heartbreak Kid
  • The Palm Beach Story
  • Real Life

Stanford Film Society — Winter 2018 Film Screenings

11 films

Theme: Short'n'Snappy Comedies

  • The Shop on Main Street
  • Shrek 2
  • The Magnificent Ambersons
  • Cabaret
  • Shadows

Carlos' Illuminating Rewatches of 2017

15 films

Films which I watched again this year, after years of not seeing them, and which I loved more the second…

  • Five Star Final
  • The Smiling Lieutenant
  • I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang
  • Wild Boys of the Road
  • Symphony in Black: A Rhapsody of Negro Life

Carlos' Fave First Watches of 2017 (Far Side of Paradise — 2nd Tier)

35 films

Here are the next best films I saw for the first time in 2017. Most of these are what I'd…

  • One Way Passage
  • Rufus Jones for President
  • Man's Castle
  • Cab Calloway's Hi-De-Ho
  • Man on the Flying Trapeze

Carlos' Expressive Esoterica Discoveries of 2017

30 films

Patterned after Andrew Sarris and Peter Labuza's similar lists. Arranged in chronological order.

I've broken up my "Top First Watches…

  • Edvard Munch
  • Twin Peaks: The Return
  • The Breaking Point
  • Ikiru
  • My Neighbor Totoro

Carlos' Fave First Watches of 2017 (Pantheon — 1st Tier)

25 films

Here's the absolute best films I saw for the first time in 2017. The experiences of watching them left me…

  • Nothing But a Man
  • The Servant
  • Requiem for a Heavyweight
  • Kiss Me, Stupid
  • Putney Swope
  • Union Station
  • Mystery Street
  • Crisis
  • Broken Arrow
  • Winchester '73

The Farber Files: Best Films of 1950

8 films

"As an anti-climax to the Critics' Awards, the following are my choice of the best films that didn't appear on…

  • Red River
  • He Walked by Night
  • Act of Violence
  • In the Street

The Farber Files: "Top Pictures in the Last Five Years" (April 26, 1952)

4 films

An aside made at the beginning of Manny Farber's April 26, 1952 column:

"My list of top pictures made in…