Thursday, August 4 2011
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.
Tuesday, October 23 2007
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.
Wednesday, March 7 2012
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.
Wednesday, April 3 2013
Catherine Deneuve shines in this simple tale that might be about more than meets the eye.
Thursday, November 19 2009
Buñuel made so many masterpieces in his near 50-year career that those films of his that are merely very good tend to be overlooked. Death in the Garden is just such a film.
Monday, March 16 2009
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 point in Buñuel is that there is no point -- only subversive play.
Monday, September 17 2007
In this surrealist masterpiece, Luis Buñuel poses important questions about religious beliefs and organized religion.