films seen
6
average score
2.91*
nationality
UK - 79 years old
status
Alive and kicking
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Rare treats

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

by Peter Greenaway
Specifics
1989 / 124m - UK
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
4.5*/5.0*
toplist position
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover poster

That is, if you appreciate the vulgarities. Even though the film itself is quite refined, its character are everything but.

The good stuff

The Pillow Book

by Peter Greenaway
Specifics
1996 / 126m - UK
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
4.0*/5.0*
The Pillow Book poster

The inoffensive

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

by Peter Greenaway
Specifics
2015 / 105m - The Netherlands
Genre
Comedy, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
Eisenstein in Guanajuato poster

Not your typical biography, then again Greenaway isn't your typical director either. A pretty quirky look at Eisenstein's passage in Mexico, focusing on his sexual awakening more so than on his work as a filmmaker. That may put people off, especially big Eisenstein fans, but I found it quite refreshing.

Greenaway also pays homage to Eisenstein's visual style, with many unique cuts and lots of visual trickery. It's a shame though he doesn't keep it up for the entire film. Still, there is plenty to admire here. Split screens, sharp editing, cool camera work and fun fades add a lot of extra flavor to the film.

Eisenstein is portrayed as a very colorful character and Greenaway has a lot of fun with him. Not sure how historically correct it all is, but at least it makes for a better film. There's not quite enough here for a 90-minute feature and the second half doesn't feel quite as fresh, but this was surprisingly fun and creative.

The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story

by Peter Greenaway
Specifics
2003 / 127m - UK
Genre
Drama, Romance
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rating
3.0*/5.0*
The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story poster

Dubious filler

Drowning by Numbers

by Peter Greenaway
Specifics
1988 / 118m - UK
Genre
Comedy, Drama
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rating
2.0*/5.0*
Drowning by Numbers poster

Big nopes

Lumière and Company

by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Vicente Aranda, John Boorman, Youssef Chahine, Alain Corneau, Costa-Gavras, Raymond Depardon, Francis Girod, Peter Greenaway, Lasse Hallström, Hugh Hudson, Gaston Kaboré, Abbas Kiarostami, Cédric Klapisch, Andrey Konchalovskiy, Spike Lee, Claude Lelouch, Bigas Luna, Sarah Moon, Arthur Penn, Lucian Pintilie, Helma Sanders-Brahms, Jerry Schatzberg, Nadine Trintignant, Fernando Trueba, Liv Ullmann, Jaco van Dormael, Régis Wargnier, Wim Wenders, Yoshishige Yoshida, Yimou Zhang, Merzak Allouache, Gabriel Axel, Michael Haneke, James Ivory, Patrice Leconte, David Lynch, Ismail Merchant, Claude Miller, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Jacques Rivette
Also known as
Lumière et Compagnie
Specifics
1995 / 88m - France
Genre
Drama
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rating
1.0*/5.0*
Lumière and Company poster