EFC II #158 – The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#158 – The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Dir. Orson Welles
Starring: Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia, Erskine Sanford

The one hundred and fifty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the Orson Welles directed mystery starring himself and Rita Hayworth, The Lady from Shanghai.

Recorded in May 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yeah, it’s quite remarkable how good Orson Welles’ films turn out even after heavy studio interference. Worth a look.

EFC II #155 – The Usual Suspects (1995)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#155 – The Usual Suspects (1995)
Dir. Bryan Singer
Starring: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Benecio Del Toro, Stephen Baldwin, Pete Postlethwaite, Kevin Pollak, Chazz Palminteri, Suzy Amis, Giancarlo Esposito

The one hundred and fifty-fifth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Bryan Singer’s acclaimed crime mystery film, The Usual Suspects.

Recorded in May 2017.

Oscar Wins: Best Supporting Actor (Kevin Spacey), Best Original Screenplay (Christopher McQuarrie)

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, it’s a really good mystery film.

Luke: Yeah, it’s not a surefire, incredible must see movie for me, but you definitely should see it if you haven’t, it’s very well put together and highly entertaining.

EFC II #87 – Suspiria (1977)

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#86 – Suspiria (1977)
Dir. Dario Argento
Starring: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bosé, Alida Valli, Joan Bennett, Barbara Magnolfi

The eighty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Dario Argento’s vivid and stylish horror, Suspiria.

Recorded in September 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, I loved the style of this, from the effects to the cinematography and the music, a sensory overload.

EFC II #26 – Rear Window (1954)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#26 – Rear Window (1954)
Dir. Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Thelma Ritter, Raymond Burr, Judith Evelyn

The twenty-sixth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the thrilling and tense mystery from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock: Rear Window.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes, you have to watch it.

Luke: Yes, absolutely, it’s a must see film.

EFC II #20 – Gabbeh (1996)

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#20 – Gabbeh (1996)
Dir. Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Starring: Shaghayeh Djodat, Abbas Sayah, Hossein Moharami, Rogheih Moharami, Parvaneh Ghalandari

The twentieth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s surreal tale of colour and love, Gabbeh.

Recorded in June 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes, if only by how incredibly unique and different it felt in the way it told the story.

EFC II #9 – Se7en (1995)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#9 – Se7en (1995)
Dir. David Fincher
Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow

The ninth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, David Fincher’s dark murder mystery thriller, Se7en.

Recorded in February 2015.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Connie: Yes.

Luke: Yes, one of the best murder mystery thrillers I’ve seen.