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The 100 Essential Directors Part 2: Robert Bresson to David Cronenberg
4 Aug 2011 // 5:00 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.
Past Imperfect: Luis Buñuel's Early Work
23 Oct 2007 // 5:59 PM
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.
Identity and Desire: The Search for Emotional Realism in Cinema
7 Mar 2012 // 4:00 PM
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.
Bunuel's 'Exterminating Angel' Is a Source of Surrealist Satisfaction
9 Feb 2017 // 9:45 PM
By using obscure symbols and obtuse references, the filmmaker finds a way to turn a specific political problem into a universal pronouncement on people in general.
Did Buñuel Hide Subversive Political Meaning in 'Tristana'?
3 Apr 2013 // 11:10 PM
Catherine Deneuve shines in this simple tale that might be about more than meets the eye.