The film remains a hilarious, inventive, and moving paean to the vaudevillian era.
These films offer a blueprint to the evolution of Kurosawa as an artist and the continuity of his style, windswept landscapes and all.
Criterion's release of The Red Shoes is the stuff that fairy tales are made of.
The only period of his career when, film for film, Chaplin can’t in any way hold his own with Keaton is that of the short films he made before 1921.
This is the film that most definitively silences critics who claim that Chaplin’s movies aren’t cinematic.
The film feels bound to the page, with a lot of compelling ideas about immigration and latter-day urban decay that are never given much dramatic shape.
It’s time to take Potemkin out of the lecture hall, out of the museum, and recognize it for the vital, alive piece of cinema it is.
Felix van Groeningen’s film embraces its fair share of schmaltz and nostalgia.