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The Best DVDs and Blu-rays of 2013
18 Dec 2013 // 9:14 PM
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.
The 100 Essential Directors Part 8: Jean Renoir to Douglas Sirk
25 Aug 2011 // 5:00 PM
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.
Guilt and Exculpation in Roberto Rossellini’s 'War Trilogy'
30 Jul 2017 // 9:00 PM
“The War Trilogy” is just as propagandistic as any film from the Mussolini period; the difference is most of us want to believe this propaganda.
Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman Together Created Monuments to Love
8 Nov 2013 // 2:10 AM
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.
Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy
14 Feb 2010 // 4:00 PM
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.