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Bernardo Bertolucci

Features

Monday, August 1 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 1: Chantal Akerman - Bernardo Bertolucci

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...


Monday, January 12 2009

Off the Radar - The Top 30 DVDs of 2008

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.


Reviews

Sunday, March 15 2009

The Last Emperor

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.


Sunday, July 11 2004

The Dreamers (2003)

'At the beginning, says Bertolucci,' the characters are a bit unshaped, and day after day, you can see them becoming something new, something that didn't exist before.


Wednesday, February 4 2004

The Dreamers (2003)

The frustration of The Dreamers lies in its easy lapsing into such unimaginative nostalgia, as if recalling the moment is enough.


Blogs

Thursday, August 4 2011

100 Essential Directors - Bernardo Bertolucci

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.


Tuesday, March 8 2011

Past Its Prime?: 'Last Tango in Paris' (Blu-ray)

Last Tango in Paris is a perfect example of something's parts being massively greater than its ultimate sum.


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