Wednesday, November 12 2008
As he headed westward in his films, a new, darker Jimmy Stewart helped redefine a genre.
Friday, May 23 2008
Sunday, December 2 2007
Contrary to its public image, Frank Capra's greatest film is a dark and turbulent tale of surrender and sacrifice, of human frailty and defeatism, of that proverbial ledge from which hopes and dreams are thrown to the raging waters.
Friday, June 1 2007
Monday, January 22 2007
Capra's films of the '30s are seminal works and cannot be underestimated; their influence on American film has been viral, forever infiltrating the structural and thematic templates of contemporary cinema.
Monday, November 6 2006
Ford's brusque manner is well known, inspiring equal parts fear, respect, and awe among the many interviewees assembled for this look-back at his career and reputation.
Monday, April 12 2004
The circus crew is depicted as a cross between Santa's Workshop and the U.S. Army; they are impossibly virtuous, toiling endlessly for the delight of children.
Tuesday, March 25 2003
Reveals the liberation offered by non-alienating work and examines the matrices between class and gender, as few other films do.
Sunday, January 1 1995
Rear Window's theatrical rerelease is, among other things, a showcase for mainstream moviedom's emergent special effects technologies.