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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.


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.


Columns

Wednesday, March 7 2012

Identity and Desire: The Search for Emotional Realism in Cinema

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.


Reviews

Wednesday, April 3 2013

Did Buñuel Hide Subversive Political Meaning in 'Tristana'?

Catherine Deneuve shines in this simple tale that might be about more than meets the eye.


Thursday, November 19 2009

Death in the Garden

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

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.


Blogs

Monday, August 8 2011

100 Essential Directors - Luis Buñuel

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.


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