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.
Wednesday, June 22 2011
Since Jack Kerouac's On the Road, the notion of hitting the road to "anywhere but here" speaks to us not of grand rolling landscapes, but of an emergence into a truer, freer, state of being than our everyday routines allow.
Sunday, October 10 2010
Today it is impossible to imagine a world without the films of Akira Kurosawa. He is easily regarded as one of the very greatest directors in the history of film, having made a host of first tier masterpieces.
Monday, January 14 2013
Lifted from over a 40-year period, the Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection showcases the director's flexibility under circumstances dire and ideal. It also confirms his auteurist consistency.
Thursday, December 9 2010
Three turn-of-the-'70s movies, freshly available through Warner Archives, give us distorted reflections of a moment when peace, love and the "youth movement" became linked with murder in the popular imagination.
Friday, June 21 2013
Some directors mellow in their late careers while others amp up their eccentricities; Francis Ford Coppola seems to have done both. Twixt is a bizarre assemblage of techniques that’s at once amateurish and brilliant, lackadaisical and carefully controlled.
Tuesday, May 11 2010
Aside from the beauty of the black-and-white images, the greatest appeal of Tetro is the way director Francis Ford Coppola plays with his storytelling, incorporating a love for all forms of art.
Wednesday, June 4 2008
"You learn more quickly, more profoundly in dreams" -- the audience becomes a part of the hallucinations.
Tuesday, December 18 2007
Based on the writings of Mircea Eliade, Francis Ford Coppola's first movie in 10 years is goofy, contrived, and self-absorbed.
Thursday, October 4 2007
Coppola's take on Bram Stoker's masterpiece is a visual stunning feast worth revisiting in a Collector's Edition that is more than just a time capsule.
Friday, August 12 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.
Tuesday, September 7 2010
The Conversation is a tour de force, but it’s a quiet tour de force. In fact, it is just about impossible to imagine a movie like this being made today.
Monday, May 21 2012
Francis Ford Coppola is off the hook. After 22 years, the visionary director can hold his head high again. The world has forgiven him for “The
Wednesday, June 17 2009
SEATTLE — Francis Ford Coppola, at 70, is back where he started. The legendary filmmaker has watched his career rise and fall over the past four decades,
Thursday, January 24 2008
It's been 10 years since the great Francis Ford Coppola made a movie, 10 years since we've read stories about him battling the elements, the studios, the
Wednesday, December 19 2007
Francis Ford Coppola, director of classics, blockbusters, oddities and misfires, has returned to the screen with a metaphysical mystery. Weary of the cumbersome machinery of
Sunday, February 25 2007
Francis Ford Coppola While Martin Scorsese is finally poised to win the directing Oscar for an entertainingly efficient piece of genre work ("The Departed"), an