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Sunday, January 8 2012

The Best DVDs of 2011

With the continuing rise of Blu-ray, this year sees a lot of repeat entries. Just because they're here again, however, doesn't mean they're any less special.


Thursday, August 4 2011

The 100 Essential Directors Part 2: Robert Bresson to David Cronenberg

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.


Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best 30 Films of 2009

In one of the rarest rating periods ever, several on the staff could successfully argue for any of the Top 30 choices as a potential number one. While not all classics, they remain the consistent cream of 2009's crop.


Thursday, January 7 2010

The Best Independent / International Films of 2009

Looking for something far off the well-beaten mainstream path? Well, step on over to some savory world and outsider independent cinema. It's here where the risks, the experimentation, and the true art lives.


Tuesday, January 5 2010

The Best Female Film Performances of 2009

Some in the media would have you think it was a sparse year for women on the silver screen. One peak at this amazing list of 20 girl power performances will have you giving said sentiments a specious second look.


Reviews

Thursday, December 13 2012

'The Portrait of a Lady' Portrays Brilliant Subversion

All of the women in Jane Campion's The Portrait of a Lady defy conventions. Even the villainess seems to take her contempt out of subversiveness.


Tuesday, March 20 2012

Jane Campion's Masterpiece, 'The Piano', Makes its High Definition Debut

The love story at the center of The Piano isn’t precisely that of Ada and George, but of Ada and her piano. Ada’s muteness is more than a plot device, it’s a political statement.


Monday, May 16 2011

'Sweetie' Is Jane Campion's Stunning Freshman Effort

This is Jane Campion's first exploration of the subtle threads that hold us to the world of people and things -- sometimes against our will.


Wednesday, January 27 2010

Bright Star

Under the superb direction of Jane Campion, Abbie Cornish and Ben Winshaw flourish in this beautifully composed film.


Thursday, September 24 2009

Bright Star

Director Jane Campion does complicate the issue of sexuality in Bright Star, with Fanny more sexually assertive than John Keats.


Holy Smoke (1999) [31.Dec.94]

Blogs

Monday, August 8 2011

100 Essential Directors - Jane Campion

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.


Wednesday, July 22 2009

Bright Star dir. Jane Campion (trailer)

It is hard to believe that Jane Campion has not made a full length feature film since 2003's In the Cut but it is great


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