Mise-en-scène choices, improvised pietàs, and the leading lady’s driving arrangements were some of the topics of our discussion.
The film locates the dark enchantment in characters discovering themselves during their most despairing moments.
Wuthering Heights is designed to hack away at the ornamental crust created by years of genteel literary adaptations.
Sleeping Beauty is enervated, ludicrous, and the sort of unique debut that makes one impatient to see what comes next.
Almayer’s Folly is a work of engulfing jungles and rivers, vehement and incantatory speeches, and piercing female gazes in front of and behind the camera.
A Dangerous Method unsettles with its lucid visions of release and repression.
Restless mostly suggests a fuzzy remake of Four Nights of a Dreamer starring the cast of Twilight.
Jazzy blasts and meticulous traps come together in this Eclipse set for one of Nikkatsu's versatile, unheralded provocateurs.
Hellman has led a long cinematic career that could mirror the winding journeys of the characters in his films.
Have some of what Groucho’s having and discover Preminger’s lovably batshit-crazy paean to changing times.
See Melville charge a trip to the confessional booth with as much tension as an underworld confrontation.
The drinks that go down amiably in Hahaha get caught in people’s throats in On Tour.
Aïnouz and Gomes blend documentary with fiction to forge a tactile, strikingly woozy first-person perspective.
He’s long displayed a keen interest in young characters whose restless sexuality is but one element in the volatile cultural landscapes they find themselves in.
Violence was always an integral part of Fritz Lang’s art, yet few other filmmakers were as scrupulous about what should be shown and what shouldn’t on the screen.