Thursday, January 7 2010
Let's face it, when the content inside is less than meaningful, how better to market your particular movie than with plenty of digital packaging bells and whistles. Many of our 2009 choices reflect this strategy. Others are great all by themselves.
Tuesday, November 26 2013
Proof that the best art can be both timeless and a document of time and place, La Notte observes modern love.
Wednesday, July 15 2009
You will not see a better distillation of the '60s and everything the decade stood for than this uncompromising artistic overview.
Tuesday, November 22 2005
He is introduced as a human being in the process of existing rather than any particular person engaged in any particular struggle.
Friday, May 27 2005
Wong Kar-Wai's section follows Miss Hua (Gong Li in some of the most gorgeous dresses ever photographed), a sultry but also wistful Hong Kong call girl.
Saturday, December 31 1994
Set in 1903, 'Oberwald' is an adaptation of a Jean Cocteau play called 'The Two-Headed Eagle'. The play and subsequent video are both premised on the kind of everyplot that evokes many common narratives at once.
Wednesday, February 8 2012
What happens when an admitted auteur makes a grand -- and quite insular -- artistic statement? Critics are dumbfounded, which means it's time for our preservationist pair to break out the accolades.
Thursday, July 2 2009
Legend has it that when Italian maestro Michelangelo Antonioni came to America to make his second English language film (after the monster success of Blow-up),