FIVE STAR FILMS

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FIVE STAR FILMS #57: Playtime (Jacques Tati, 1967)

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Playtime is the fourth feature film from French director Jacques Tati, and in a string of masterpieces is arguably the best film he ever made. I didn’t think cinema could get much better than his Mon Oncle, but this highly ambitious film – shot in 70mm it utilizes an enormously complex mise en scene as a cinematic play pen and took about four years to shoot and put together – feels like one of the all-time greats.

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FIVE STAR FILMS #54: The Graduate (1967)

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No matter how many times I see this magnificent film, I always find something new in it. In some ways the plot can be described quite simply and straightforwardly, but the film’s ultimate beauty lies in its nuance and tiny details. There is just so much terrific stuff in this 106-minute cinematic gift! Here’s five of the reasons The Graduate is a Five Star Film…

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