Reviews // 2 Articles
The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2012
31 Jan 2013 // 4:10 PM
From classics to contemporary television, the typical titles and the surprising outsider choices, the year in home video was just as divisive, and delightful, as the rest of our meaningful media.
The 100 Essential Directors Part 7: Kenji Mizoguchi to Satyajit Ray
21 Aug 2011 // 4:00 PM
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.
Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
23 Oct 2008 // 4:59 PM
Pasolini’s career reads as a heartbreaking, stylized summary of the last century’s glamour and tragedy.
9 Nov 2005 // 6:00 PM
However much the camera lingers on Terrence Stamp's features or Silvana Mangano's heavily made up face, the characters remain corporeally opaque, more embodiments of ideas than urges and appetites.