Friday, August 26 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.
Wednesday, February 4 2009
These films flaunt their artifice and yet there are moments when something else emerges -- some rarefied emotion that we connect to reality.
Monday, February 15 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.