This page shows you the list charts. By default, the movies are ordered by how many times they have been marked as a favorite. However, you can also sort by other information, such as the total number of times it has been marked as a dislike.
It is always a challenge to produce a definitive list of “must- see” movies, because value judgments are, by definition, extremely subjective. However, the 100 handpicked films in this section have delighted, moved or educated audiences of all ages, all over the world. Over the last nine decades, these films have changed our perceptions of cinema, and most have left an indelible mark on film history.
Some of the best, and most obvious, advice to give anyone trying to get into cinema is to just be patient, and pay attention at all times. It is axiomatic for sure, but this advice is even more prevalent when considering slow, meandering cinema. It can be tempting to wander off and lose focus, but remaining diligent is what is going to provide the best understanding and enjoyment of the content over anything else.
The history of slow cinema runs the gauntlet of auteur legends such as Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, Chantal Akerman, Yasujiro Ozu, and Michelangelo Antonioni. Since the infamous boos and jeers directed towards the groundbreaking L’Avventura at Cannes, slow film has always seemed to have an uphill struggle to find a proper home. Now many filmmakers are applauded for such “relentless” pacing.
In fact, from an academic and historical point-of-view, slow film is entirely antithetical to classical style filmmaking. Old (and new) films are dominated by successive cutting, varying of shots/angles, and utilizing the Kuleshov effect to its fullest for easier plotting. Usually classic Hollywood films did this so the editor could cover up any mistakes or discrepancies.
Now it seems as if newer, mainstream films are vying for audience attention with as much visual stimuli as possible. However, many slow films like to have the mise-en-scène at such a minimum to where it seems as if nothing is happening. Some directors have a preference for keeping the camera at a long or medium-long shot to maintain verisimilitude, letting the scene play out in sequence.
There are many fantastic slow films, but these 20 films are emblematic of what the style/technique has to offer.
Capitolfest is Central New York's premier summer Cinephile film festival—a place to see rarely-shown and newly-discovered films of the silent and early talkie era, held at the historic 1,788-seat movie palace, the Capitol Theatre, in Rome, New York, which opened in December, 1928 as a movie house. Set in the small upstate New York city of Rome (population c.33,000) and regarded by attendees from the U.S., Canada, and Europe as the movie lover’s dream vacation, the weekend festival starts late Friday morning and ends early on Sunday evening. Screenings are arranged by session, with each session essentially comprised of a double feature plus short subjects. Each session contains intermissions and there are generous breaks between sessions (allowing for meals) as well. The philosophy of Capitolfest is that there should be time to savor the films, thus our slogan, “A vacation, not a marathon.”
The 2015 version of CINEVENT (47th annual) is a gathering of fans of silent and early sound films, and of collectors of motion pictures and related items. Movie screenings are available from Friday morning through Monday afternoon (with a few hours off to sleep!) each Memorial Day Weekend. Dealers fill over a hundred tables full of film, video, sound recordings, posters, stills, lobby cards, books, autographs...everything imaginable associated with film.
Alzheimer’s is a slowly progressive degenerative process of the brain. We are using movies as a mechanism. One, for motivation, but also as a mechanism so patients can express their self making lots of progress.
TCM America's April 2015 schedule in chronological order, created to assist in planning your viewing or DVR recording. iCM doesn't allow repeats, of which there are several each month, particularly of the MGM Parade Show and other shorts, but in this month some movies will be aired more than once, such as: Barabbas (1961), Royal Wedding (1951), Human Voice (2014), Rio Rita (1942), and Requiem For A Heavyweight (1962),
Note that there are no separate IMDb pages for the 15 episodes of the 1943 Batman starring Lewis Wilson, so it appears as just "Batman" during its first airtime of the month. TCM is airing a few episodes this month separately, refer to the program guide at TCM.com if you're interested.
Robert Osborne's 20th Anniversary Tribute (2015)