Friday, October 14 2011
Matthijs van Heinjningen Jr.'s prequel to John Carpenter's The Thing summons the chilly vibe and the cinema-sexual psychoanalytic undertone of the best of '80s genre cinema. It's only the generic modern "female empowerment" story that seems dated.
Thursday, August 11 2011
On our fourth day, this journey through the 100 Essential Film Directors continues to twist and turn in unexpected ways. From bold, opinionated Hollywood voices to those who essentially created the language of cinema, today will shed light on kings of genre like Samuel Fuller, through lions like the legendary John Huston.
Friday, October 1 2010
Tuesday, July 24 2007
In an age when gangsters have given way to gangstas, it's refreshing to find a book that takes the older breed seriously.
Friday, June 1 2007
Thursday, April 7 2005
Twentieth Century reveals the self-consciousness of theater, its falseness and its glory.
Sunday, January 1 1995
['Hatari'] reminds us as well that, as David Thomson observes, Hawks is 'the greatest optimist the cinema has produced.' He delineates a world in which men and women, humans and animals, co-exist and achieve an enviable degree of harmony and serenity.