Thursday, June 21 2007
As cinema went completely commercial, abandoning art for artifice, true aesthetic acumen was hard to come by. Luckily, for the movies included herein, it was their difference, as well as their diversity, that helped them stand out from the rest of the high concept hackwork.
Tuesday, April 2 2013
For Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway, their love is their writing, and their writing—much like the wars they cover—lacerates, brutalizes, and kills.
Monday, September 24 2007
Why is this 1978 remake so scary? It turns the urge to find oneself into a seemingly horrifying proposition: is individuality really all that special, and how far would you go to protect it?
Tuesday, October 5 2004
While the indigenous people mock their guests as the spawn of dogs, they nonetheless save them from death and offer them shelter.
Monday, August 30 2004
'I'd been wanting to make a film noir in San Francisco for many years,' says Philip Kaufman, 'And the closest I'd come was Invasion of the Body Snatchers.'"
Thursday, February 26 2004
Jess identifies with her dead mother but also takes up her father's professional aggression, not so much to right wrongs as discover them.