Sunday, August 21 2011
Pushing boundaries seems to be the thread that ties the directors of our seventh day together. From Japanese innovators to Italian iconclasts and Polish provocateurs, the directors that fall between Kenji Mizoguchi and the man who was perhaps India's greatest visual storyteller, Satyajit Ray, all push the form in incredible, surprising ways.
Sunday, October 12 2008
Day One - A trip back to the classic days of studio system Hollywood, complete with great musicals, amazing adventure yarns, and a couple of post-modern freak outs, just to keep things controversial and lively.
Tuesday, April 6 2010
This film is infused with Nicholas Ray's cinematic aptitude -- an expressive use of lighting, color, and camera angle; dynamic compositions within the Cinemascope frame -- and his trenchant social critique.
Monday, April 25 2005
Perhaps the most vehemently anti-war film of its era, Bitter Victory has no time for Greatest Generation mythologizing.
Monday, March 24 2003
Put simply, the eyes cannot be trusted, not in film noir generally, and especially not in In a Lonely Place.
Friday, October 19 2012
Rays of darkness
Friday, September 21 2012
Brothers, hustlers, wives, and a male Bimbo.
Wednesday, April 18 2012
For this installment of twice monthly discourse, our experts weigh in on one of the most unusual westerns of all time, and one of film's greatest auteurs.