Pickpocket – Robert Bresson (1959)

One of the more subtle directors to come from outside of the French New Wave pool, Robert Bresson is a director more concerned with issues and ideas than the visual experimentation that obsessed Godard or Truffaut.  His 1959 film, Pickpocket, also shies away from the overtly political side of Alan Resnais and instead adopts an approach of social comment, which instantly seems refreshing. Pickpocket follows the Crime and … Continue reading Pickpocket – Robert Bresson (1959)

Get Carter – Mike Hodges (1971)

Michael Caine has had many a fine role in his long and incredibly varied career spanning over five decades.  Considering his best film role will often bring up the usual favourites.  Many people will perhaps cite The Italian Job, Zulu and The Ipcress Files as his best work while just as many try to forget about his role in Jaws 4.  However there is one role that stands out truly as … Continue reading Get Carter – Mike Hodges (1971)