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The 100 Essential Directors Part 1: Chantal Akerman - Bernardo Bertolucci
1 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM
Neurotic New Yorkers, Queer Mavericks, Swedish close-ups and the art of putting a microphone on every person on set are but a few of the themes explored in PopMatters' first group of ten essential directors, Chantal Akerman through Bernardo Bertolucci. Please note that any perceived omissions were likely on purpose...
Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008
12 Jan 2009 // 3:00 PM
Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
Why Does Paul Bowles' 70-Year-Old Existential Masterpiece Continue to Test Our Limits?
8 Feb 2016 // 9:30 PM
The Sheltering Sky is itself a test of limits: its form is an exploration of how far one can go in novel writing.
'The Conformist' Is a Political Thriller Washed in the Hues of a Thousand Psychosexual Dreams
1 Dec 2014 // 9:09 PM
Bernardo Bertolucci’s magnificent drama The Conformist bridges the supreme elegance of the jazz age with Euro mod-chic.
The Last Emperor
15 Mar 2009 // 5:00 PM
Maybe it takes a humanist like Bertolucci to see an emperor as an everyman, but anyone who has ever felt humbled by the heartlessness of fate can understand Pu Yi’s plight.
'Room 237' and The History of Cinematic Representations of Cinephilia
4 Sep 2014 // 4:00 AM
Room 237 is one of the only films that respects and even admires cinephilia and its various forms.
100 Essential Directors - Bernardo Bertolucci
4 Aug 2011 // 7:00 AM
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.