Reviews // 5 Articles
Miles Davis's Corporeal Score to Louis Malle's 'Elevator to the Gallows'
28 Jul 2016 // 9:30 PM
Davis's score doesn't articulate a narrative in this film; it provides a haunting, corporeal presence that refuses to assimilate to our efforts to find meaning.
The 100 Essential Directors Part 6: Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli
18 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM
Today runs the gamut. Hollywood to indie art house, female perspective to male, screwball comedy to chamber drama. The odyssey from Ernst Lubitsch to Vincente Minnelli will provide illumination on how film's first special effects were used, how two brothers presciently preceded reality TV in the Hamptons, and why some directors prefer to work about once a decade on average...
Where the Lines of Performance and Psychological Realism Blur: 'Vanya on 42nd Street'
8 Mar 2012 // 4:00 PM
This film is as memorable and emotional a screen version of Chekhov’s masterpiece as one could ever hope to witness.
Frolicking Amidst a Fractured Post-War Culture: 'Zazie dans le Métro'
13 Jul 2011 // 4:59 PM
Long before Ferris Bueller took his day off, a foul-mouthed ten-year-old girl spent a weekend shaking up Paris...