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"Come Again, Little Girl": 32 Films That Begin With Someone Leaving a Mental Institution (1904-2012)
17 Mar 2016 // 8:30 PM
These 32 films make the case for the recently-escaped-or-released-mental-patient narrative as its own subgenre, replete with a language of recurring themes, plot devices, and character archetypes.
The Best Films of 2015
30 Dec 2015 // 5:23 AM
What is Art, at its best, but the very weapon by which we wage the necessary, perpetual war on Culture? Here, but a quiver full of the world’s arsenal of 2015 film offerings.
Identity and Desire: The Search for Emotional Realism in Cinema
7 Mar 2012 // 3:00 PM
The manifestation of jealousy and desire is subtle. It develops over time, and if set off, the act of aggression may just as likely be one of attachment and ardor.
'Cries and Whispers' Is a Life-Affirming Film About Death
23 Apr 2015 // 8:10 PM
To call Ingmar Bergman's red-drenched masterpiece Cries and Whispers essential to any collection would be a serious understatement.
'Persona' Doesn't Need to Be Understood to Be Loved
24 Apr 2014 // 8:10 PM
Ingmar Bergman’s film is profoundly mysterious, and the more we try to comprehend it, the farther away we move from its magic.
100 Essential Directors - Ingmar Bergman
4 Aug 2011 // 4:00 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.
The Horror of 'The Virgin Spring'
5 Jan 2011 // 10:14 PM
The Virgin Spring is very different from most horror films, yet similar in one very significant way.