Sunday, September 23 2007
Why is this 1978 remake so scary? It turns the urge to find oneself into a seemingly horrifying proposition: is individuality really all that special, and how far would you go to protect it?
Tuesday, October 5 2004
While the indigenous people mock their guests as the spawn of dogs, they nonetheless save them from death and offer them shelter.
Monday, August 30 2004
'I'd been wanting to make a film noir in San Francisco for many years,' says Philip Kaufman, 'And the closest I'd come was Invasion of the Body Snatchers.'"
Thursday, February 26 2004
Jess identifies with her dead mother but also takes up her father's professional aggression, not so much to right wrongs as discover them.
Sunday, January 1 1995
If we believe all that Philip Kaufman's 'Quills' has to tell us about the man, Sade is much more than a randy aristocrat -- he is a champion of free speech and artistic integrity.