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Wednesday, December 21 2005

Getting Something Out

Claude Chabrol is not only one of the most prolific of the New Wave filmmakers (over 50 films in nearly 50 years), but also committed to genre-based narrative.


Sunday, May 15 2005

Thrills

Harold Lloyd was one of the most and successful silent film comedians. And yet, for today's audiences, he remains mostly unknown. In his day, however, Lloyd rivaled Chaplin and Keaton at the box office, making films for over 20 years.


Monday, December 6 2004

Monkey King

As a filmmaker, Jerry Lewis reveled in the possibilities of widescreen cinematography, stereophonic sound, and audacious bursts of Technicolor.


Wednesday, November 12 2003

Farewell, Norton: Art Carney (1918-2003)

May he greet his maker with the kind of epigrammatic simplicity with which Norton once addressed a golf ball, 'Hello ball.'


Monday, June 16 2003

A Brief Reign of Terror

At a time when the English horror film was too often content to revel in exaggeration for its own sake, Gordon Hessler brought a measure of craft and intelligence to material that might otherwise have been hackneyed.


Reviews

Sunday, February 4 2007

The Weeping Meadow (2004)

Angelopoulos is a filmmaker who deserves to be seen on a large-scale theatre screen, but always, his work should be seen.


Wednesday, January 4 2006

À Double Tour (1959)

À Double Tour is a visually engrossing if emotionally underwhelming thriller set in one the director's prototypically dysfunctional families.


Wednesday, November 9 2005

Teorema (1968)

However much the camera lingers on Terrence Stamp's features or Silvana Mangano's heavily made up face, the characters remain corporeally opaque, more embodiments of ideas than urges and appetites.


Sunday, October 2 2005

So Wrong They're Right (1993) - PopMatters Film Review )

However much one admires their chutzpah and the enthusiasm of their subjects, So Wrong They're Right proves to be more entertaining than edifying.


Monday, September 12 2005

Memories of Murder (2003)

Memories of Murder not only brings a fresh perspective to the forensics subgenre, but also thoughtfully considers Korea's political framework.


SCTV Volume 2 [23.Nov.04]
The Eye (2003) [25.Jun.03]
The Crazies (1973) [22.Jun.03]
Cuba (1979/2002) [31.Jul.02]
Real Genius (1985) [11.Jul.02]
Hatari (1962/2001) [31.Dec.94]
Diamond Men (2001) [31.Dec.94]
Chop Suey (2000) [31.Dec.94]
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