Hud (1963)

Directed by Martin Ritt Hud is a black and white Neo-Western about generational differences, all embodied by a young man and his elderly father.  They are Hud (Paul Newman) and Homer Bannon (Melvyn Douglas), and their relationship is underscored by strife and the long-teased absence of Hud's better-loved brother, whom we later learn died in … Continue reading Hud (1963)

Roma (2018)

Directed by Alfonso Cuaron Roma is breathtaking and incredibly moving, not just from an emotional standpoint but because of the grace with which it is constructed.  It's a deeply intimate story shot in the manner of an epic, something Cuaron is well adept at doing following movies like Children of Men (2007) and Gravity (2013).  The smallest … Continue reading Roma (2018)