Wednesday, June 20 2007
As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.
Monday, June 18 2007
Every staid situation needs shaking up, none more so that the labored Hollywood studio system. The titles chosen for this section stand out as reasons why things had to change, the results of those seismic stylistic shifts.
Monday, August 22 2005
The 1971 Sean Connery film recounts the true story of an ill-fated 1928 expedition to the North Pole. In a dirigible.
Wednesday, August 3 2005
Complex, ambitious, inspired, Herzog here talks his way through the making of his movie with a remarkable self-consciousness.
Monday, November 17 2003
Sergio Leone never met a portentous entrance he didn't like.