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The Best DVDs of 2009
7 Jan 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.
Truth ≠ Clarity: Antonioni’s 'Blow-Up' and the Melancholy of Discovery
11 Jul 2017 // 8:59 PM
Blow-Up taunts its viewers with a significance that never manifests, a Truth that always recedes.
'L'eclisse' Is Beautifully Made, but Boring as Hell
25 Jun 2014 // 10:00 PM
L’eclisse is a highly regarded work of European modernism that is pretty to look at, interesting to think about, and grueling to watch unfold.
'La Notte' Is an Impossibly Gorgeous Film
26 Nov 2013 // 9:10 PM
Proof that the best art can be both timeless and a document of time and place, La Notte observes modern love.
'Love in the City' Dives Into Unexplored Cinematic Territory
1 Oct 2014 // 6:23 AM
This anthology of Italian films explores the taboos of love: prostitution, suicide, and girl-watching.
ReFramed No. 19: Michelangelo Antonioni’s 'Zabriskie Point' (1970)
9 Feb 2012 // 12:00 AM
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.