Thursday, October 24 2013
Each film in The Best of Warner Brothers 20 Film Collection: Thrillers asks, in some or form or another, Where does your loyalty lie, with the guys or your girl?
Monday, January 14 2013
Lifted from over a 40-year period, the Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection showcases the director's flexibility under circumstances dire and ideal. It also confirms his auteurist consistency.
Tuesday, June 19 2012
Jack Kerouac’s greatest achievement is the creation of the most compassionate of 20th century literatures; not just the adolescent fraternalisms or calls for equality, but the glee of rushing down the mountain with the good news, or as the good news, curious about humanity, forgiving, ready to report well and true.
Tuesday, September 20 2011
The films of Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin share a fraternal vitality and invention.
Sunday, August 7 2011
A been-there-lived-it-attitude and street-level redemption, all propelled by a songwriter's/storyteller's lyrical and narrative knack.
Tuesday, December 3 2013
Cassavetes' aesthetic, both in front of and behind the camera, was less Method immersion than mad (as in gleeful) exploration, skirting the emotional edge without tripping into or wallowing in cathartic excess.
Tuesday, October 8 2013
Noise may antagonize, subvert, transcend or annoy, but one person's noise is almost always another's music.
Thursday, August 15 2013
Renowned art historian T. J. Clark works hard to give a true sense of what's actually going on in Picasso's canvases. And a lot is going on.
Wednesday, July 31 2013
Through a series of chapters interspersed with interviews, “interludes”, “Q&A”’s, reviews and obituaries, Warner attempts to plot the links between Beat and rock, not only through music and lyrics, but also personality, even clothing.
Tuesday, July 9 2013
This series documents the Louvre study days, wherein paintings are taken off the walls, unscrewed from their frames, pulled from their glass casings, and put on easels to be eyeballed by a group of international professionals.