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Wednesday, December 18 2013

The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013

As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.


Sunday, August 21 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 7: Kenji Mizoguchi to Satyajit Ray

Pushing boundaries seems to be the thread that ties the directors of our seventh day together. From Japanese innovators to Italian iconclasts and Polish provocateurs, the directors that fall between Kenji Mizoguchi and the man who was perhaps India's greatest visual storyteller, Satyajit Ray, all push the form in incredible, surprising ways.


Columns

Wednesday, December 3 2008

Nary a Word: 'The Last Laugh' and 'The General'

The sound era added nothing thematically or tonally that wasn't already perfected in silent films.


Reviews

Thursday, December 5 2013

The Timeless Horror of Nosferatu's Slinking Shadow Climbing Across a Wall

Kino-Lorber's release of Nosferatu features some of the best special features of any DVD this year.


Blogs

Monday, August 2 2010

Worlds Without Words: What German Expressionism Can Teach Us About Game Design

A moving picture is worth 24,000 words per second. How about a game?


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