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The 100 Essential Directors Part 2: Robert Bresson to David Cronenberg
4 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
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.
John Cassavetes’ Faces: The Authenticity of Discomfort
2 Mar 2009 // 1:59 PM
The camera always gets too close in Cassavetes’ films. These aren’t close-ups; they are invasions of private space.
'Love Streams' Is a Masterful Swan Song From One of America's Great Artists
3 Nov 2014 // 1:00 AM
The once widely unavailable Love Streams gets a thorough Criterion reissue, a well-deserved feat for John Cassavetes' final masterpiece.
John Cassavetes at His Most Intense, Searching and Experimental
3 Dec 2013 // 1:10 AM
Cassavetes' aesthetic, both in front of and behind the camera, was less Method immersion than mad (as in gleeful) exploration, skirting the emotional edge without tripping into or wallowing in cathartic excess.
Cuarón, Almodóvar, and Cassavetes Saved From the Curse of Blockbuster
1 Oct 2014 // 11:00 PM
Due to the time when Blockbuster refused to stock unrated or NC-17 films, many viewers in the States missed out on essential films from directors like Alfonso Cuarón and Pedro Almodóvar.