Tuesday, March 17 2009
Watching the original with its sequel draws attention to the subtle but inarguably greater care Friedkin brought to the earlier film.
Sunday, January 1 1995
The utopian vision Bunuel and his contemporaries aspired to is now beside the point. All that is necessary is to get us to remember a product in order to consume it.
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie has lost none of its relevance or power, and is well worth seeing again on the big screen, if only to remind ourselves how good it is not to be unscrupulously comfortable.