The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
Think there’s no way a 69-year-old movie can be relevant to a modern audience? Try this 1943 Michael Powell/Emeric Pressburger masterpiece. Blimp follows the 40-year odyssey of the title character, an English officer whose past reveals a core of romance and gallantry beneath his cookie-duster moustache and blowhard silliness. Sharp exploration of honor among soldiers, candid and complex takes on love and relationships, quintessentially British comedy, and impossibly lush color cinematography make this the Powell/Pressburger team’s best feature—yeah, even better than The Red Shoes.