Jaime Lopez

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Reviewing Ebert's 'Greatest Films': Tokyo Story (1953)

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Tokyo Story Jaime April 2014
Despite the locality that its title may imply, Tokyo Story is a universal story about parents growing older and facing loneliness.  There is an increasing gap between them and their children.  Despite the love among these family members, legendary Japanese filmmaker...

Reviewing Ebert's 'Greatest Films': Rio Bravo (1959)

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Rio Bravo Jaime April 2014
There is so much to praise about Rio Bravo, but let's begin with the story.  Written in part by Leigh Brackett, here we have a rare female screenwriter whose credits include The Big Sleep, The Long Goodbye, and none...

Reviewing Ebert's 'Greatest Films': Yojimbo (1961)

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Yojimbo Jaime March 3 2014
A few weeks ago I reviewed Kurusawa's Red BeardYojimbo, like Red Beard, is a strong film on a technical level.  But even perfect technical execution isn't always enough.  Here, Kurosawa doesn't falter into heavy...

Reviewing Ebert's 'Greatest Films': Juliet of the Spirits (1965)

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Juliet of the Spirits Jaime March 2014
The imagery alone is hypnotizing at times, and you get the sense that these films might still be enjoyable even without sound.  Juliet of the Spirits is a highly expressive movie, one that puts color and strong emotional tones to great use.  But that's about as much...