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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 7: Kenji Mizoguchi to Satyajit Ray
21 Aug 2011 // 5:00 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.
Between Civility and Civilization: The Late Films of Satyajit Ray
13 Mar 2014 // 9:30 PM
These are films of literal and figurative interiors, where domestic spaces stand in stark contrast to idealisms sabotaged by the pettiness of politics and mistrust.
The Chess Players (Shatranj ki Khilari) (1977)
17 Apr 2006 // 11:00 AM
The Chess Players complicates historical narratives and takes an unflinching look at collusion between the colonizer and colonized elites.
Satyajit Ray’s Apu Trilogy Rises from the Ashes for a New Screening
29 May 2015 // 6:04 AM
In the scrupulous restoration, the ravishing beauty of Ray’s vision shines through.