Monday, August 8 2011
100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.
Thursday, August 4 2011
Our second day of "100 Essential Directors" could loosely be described as one that defines "influential." Each of the auteurs sandwiched in between Robert Bresson and David Cronenberg has left a lasting mark on cinema, each employing a signature style that is unmistakable.
Monday, March 16 2009
This has the confounding, irrational quality of a Zen riddle or Christian parable -- its comic and secular, to be sure, but revelatory nonetheless.
Thursday, February 26 2009
The point in Buñuel is that there is no point -- only subversive play.
Tuesday, October 23 2007
Sometimes, filmmaking genius is evident in every movie a cinematic master makes. In the case of this famed Spanish surrealist and his two early efforts, the future achievements are well hidden.
Monday, September 17 2007
In this surrealist masterpiece, Luis Buñuel poses important questions about religious beliefs and organized religion.
Monday, January 10 2005
Made in 1929, Un Chien Andalou is based on the exchange of 'dreams' between two young Spanish artists.