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Tuesday, October 23 2007

Past Imperfect: Luis Buñuel's Early Work

Sometimes, filmmaking genius is evident in every movie a cinematic master makes. In the case of this famed Spanish surrealist and his two early efforts, the future achievements are well hidden.


Reviews

Monday, March 16 2009

Simon of the Desert

This has the confounding, irrational quality of a Zen riddle or Christian parable -- its comic and secular, to be sure, but revelatory nonetheless.


Thursday, February 26 2009

The Exterminating Angel

The point in Buñuel is that there is no point -- only subversive play.


Monday, September 17 2007

The Milky Way

In this surrealist masterpiece, Luis Buñuel poses important questions about religious beliefs and organized religion.


Sunday, January 9 2005

Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Made in 1929, Un Chien Andalou is based on the exchange of 'dreams' between two young Spanish artists.


Saturday, December 31 1994

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972/2000)

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie has lost none of its relevance or power, and is well worth seeing again on the big screen, if only to remind ourselves how good it is not to be unscrupulously comfortable.


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