Film Criticism

  • Introduction to Film Criticism

    Previous Year's Film List

    *There will be some changes in the film line-up this year


     Click on the title to find more information on the Internet Movie Database

    Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal (1957 Sweden) 

    Zhang Yimou's Raise the Red Lantern (1992 China)


    Zhang Yimou's Hero (2004 Hong Kong) 

    Gillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth (2006 Mexico)  

    Peter Weir's Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975 Australia)  


    4/28 Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Amelie (2001 Belgium)

           Nominated for 5 Oscars, including Best Foreign Language Film

    Vittorio De Sica's The Bicycle Thief (1948 Italy)   

    F.W. Murau's Nosferatu (1922 Germany)

    Fritz Lang's M (1931 Germany)

    Robert Wiene's Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari (1920 Germany)


      Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali's Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) (1929 France)  

    Martin Scorsese's The Departed (2006)

         *Best picture/ Best Director/ Best Editing/ Best Adaped Screenplay (William Monahan)

         Starring: Jack Nicholson, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Walberg, and Martin Sheen

    Joel and Ethan Coen's Fargo (1996)

         *Best Actress and Best Screenplay

         Starring Frances McDormand, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, and Peter Storemare

    Milos Foreman's Amadeus (1984)

         *Best Picture/*Best Director/*Best Screenplay/ *Best Supporting Actor and more!

         starring: F. Murray Abraham and Tom Hulce

    Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978)

         *Best Picture/ *Best Director/ *Best Supporting Actor

         Starring: Robert Di Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, John Cazale, and John Savage 

    Milos Foreman's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest(1975)

    Starring: Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, and Danny DeVito

    Roman Polanski's Chinatown (1974)

          *Best Writing, Original Screenplay

          Starring:  Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunnaway, and John Huston

    Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather (1972)

          *Best Picture/ Based on Mario Puzo's Novel

          Starring: Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall

    Dennis Hopper's Easy Rider (1969)

         starring: Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson

    Mike Nichols's (Best Director) The Graduate (1967)

          Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Katharine Ross, and Anne Bancroft

    Stanley Kubrick's Lolita (1962)

          starring: James Mason, Shelly Winters, Sue Lyon, and Peter Sellers

    Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Atomic Bomb (1964)

         Starring: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden, and Slim Pickins

    Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960)

         Starring: Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, and John Gavin

    Elia Kazan's On The Waterfront (1954) Best Picture

         Starring: Marlon Brando, Eve Marie Saint, and Rod Stieger

    Joseph Mankiewicz's All About Eve (1950) Best Picture

         Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm, and Hugh Marlowe

    Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950)

         Starring: Gloria Swanson, William Holden, Erich von Stroheim, and Nancy Olson

    Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944)

         Starring: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, and Edward G. Robinson

    Michael Curtiz's Casablanca (1942) Best Picture

         Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, and Claude Rains

    John Ford's Stagecoach (1939) 

         Starring: John Wayne, Claire Trevor, Andy Devine, and John Carradine

    Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times (1936)

         Starring: Charie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard

    F.W. Murnau's Sunrise (1927) Best Picture

         Starring: George O'Brien, Janet Gaynor, and Margaret Livingston

    D.W.Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915)Welcome to Ms. Grillo's Film Class!  Below you will find the titles of films that we have studied so far this year.



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    American Film Institute

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