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The American Friend

Bruno Ganz struggles to stay awake, falls down twice next to a poster at the Paris metro. Francis Girod’s Rene the Cane (1977) in...
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We ‘re introduced to the film’s main character, Wilson (played by Woody Harrelson) by various shots of his messy house, full of book piles,...
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The Big Sick

OK, so, basically, the dead start rising. And the good guys, um… First date. George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead (1968). OK,...
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Baby Driver

Some TV time until the next phone call. Penelope Spheeris’  The Little Rascals (1994), Nancy Meyers’  It’s Complicated (2009), Pete Docter/David Silverman/Lee Unkrich’s Monsters, Inc....
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20th Century Women

Since then it’s just been us. Michael Curtiz’s Casablanca (1942) in Mike Mills’  20th Century Women (2016).
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The Pirates of Somalia

So what’s next, Bahadur? What’s gonna keep you from spending all your nights in the shadow of those guys?...
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I Confess

Logan is gone. Bretaigne Windust/Raoul Walsh’s The Enforcer (1951) in Alfred Hitchcock’s I Confess (1953).
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La Truite

First time in Japan. Jamie Uys’  The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980) in Joseph Losey’s La Truite (1982).
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Hard Eight

You know those big monster books of matches? I had one of those in my pocket once and they lit on fire, exploded. Herbert...
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Night People

Getting kind of cute, huh? Henry Hathaway’s Niagara (1953) in Nunnally Johnson’s Night People (1954).


Innovative independent director John Cassavetes put his camera out of the...
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Jack Clayton’s The Pumpkin Eater (1964) in Nicholas Roeg’s Castaway (1986).
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The Funeral

Abel Ferrara’s The Funeral (1996), opening shot. Vincent Gallo watches Humphrey...
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