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Thursday, April 17 2014

Jan Svankmajer's 'Alice' Is the Perfect Marriage of Content and Style

Even when darker in subject matter, Jan Svankmajer's films all retain an element of joyousness and childlike wonder.


Thursday, March 13 2014

The Strangely Ineffable Power of 'Nostalghia'

Russian transcendental filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky’s expansive tapestries define meditativeness.


Wednesday, February 19 2014

A Queer Reading of Truffaut's Masterpiece, 'Jules and Jim'

Jeanne Moreau is a bewitching temptress; but what about the men?


Tuesday, January 21 2014

The Strange 'Post Tenebras Lux' Will Get Under Your Skin

Rare is the film that strives for rhapsodic innovation and achieves it without fail, but Mexican auteur Reygadas strives for such distinction, and mostly achieves it.


Wednesday, January 8 2014

The Line Between Past and Present Is Forever Blurred in 'Grey Gardens'

Withdrawn from a world that has changed around them so steadfastly that coping would be an embarrassment too ghastly to imagine, the Beales stay put in Grey Gardens.


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