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Right in the Eye: Luis Buñuel’s 'Death in the Garden' and 'The Milky Way'

Luis Buñuel's melodramas of survival, 'Death in the Garden' and 'The Milky Way', carry on the director's proclivity for poking his characters -- and his filmgoers -- right in the eye.

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'Belle de Jour': A Modern, 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'-Like Take on Gender Politics

In Luis Bunuel's 1967 erotic masterpiece, Séverine’s masochism is a steady and unyielding force; sex is merely the avenue down which she chases it.

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100 Essential Directors - Luis Buñuel

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

Nathan Wisnicki
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The 100 Essential Directors Part 2: Robert Bresson to David Cronenberg

Our second day of "100 Essential Directors" could loosely be described as one that defines "influential." Each of the auteurs sandwiched in between Robert Bresson and David Cronenberg has left a lasting mark on cinema, each employing a signature style that is unmistakable.

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Let the Golden Age Begin: Woody Allen's Parisian Affair

Allen's Midnight in Paris redefines the traditional summer film, and redefines the auteur yet again...but don't call it a comeback!

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Simon of the Desert

This has the confounding, irrational quality of a Zen riddle or Christian parable -- its comic and secular, to be sure, but revelatory nonetheless.

Guy Crucianelli
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The Exterminating Angel

The point in Buñuel is that there is no point -- only subversive play.

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Past Imperfect: Luis Buñuel's Early Work

Sometimes, filmmaking genius is evident in every movie a cinematic master makes. In the case of this famed Spanish surrealist and his two early efforts, the future achievements are well hidden.

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The Milky Way

In this surrealist masterpiece, Luis Buñuel poses important questions about religious beliefs and organized religion.

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My Last Sigh by Luis Bunuel

What else might one expect from the man who proclaimed, 'I'm still an atheist... thank God!'?"

Harry H. Long
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Un Chien Andalou (1929)

Made in 1929, Un Chien Andalou is based on the exchange of 'dreams' between two young Spanish artists.

Cynthia Fuchs
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