Wednesday, December 18 2013
As home video spins off into various immediate options -- streaming, simultaneous theatrical and digital release -- there are still many gems to uncover in the increasingly obsolete format.
Thursday, August 25 2011
From Jean Renior through Douglas Sirk, there may be some choices that raise an eyebrow. While each of the directors we look at today might not be on every cinephile's list of great directors, they absolutely merit inclusion for their distinct visions and dedication to their craft, some despite their questionable personal lives and politics.
Tuesday, February 3 2009
These films flaunt their artifice and yet there are moments when something else emerges -- some rarefied emotion that we connect to reality.
Friday, November 8 2013
In their short but concise oeuvre as co-creators, Bergman and Rossellini explored the subjects of cultural reappropriation, forced displacement, and the effects of war on human relationships.
Sunday, February 14 2010
This was filmed amid the ruins of cities and towns, featuring performances by people still struggling to come to terms with what they had lost, what they had suffered, and what lay ahead.