This re-release luxuriates in the film’s fresh-as-ever cinematic pleasures while offering illuminating contexts through which to appreciate it anew.
The film presents its tonal switch-ups and narrative swerves with a deadpan belligerence by turns stimulating, calculated, and poignant.
The film subtly complicates viewer expectations early on, eschewing clear-cut character rivalries in favor of more complex emotional and social configurations.
The film’s sidelong narrative glances suggest a privileged world brimming with barely concealed sexual jealousies.
At once familiar and enigmatic, Javier Rebollo’s The Dead Man and Being Happy feels like a connect-the-dots film with a few lines artfully blurred.
Creating this fantasy Sight & Sound ballot felt as much like excavation as photography.
It plays upon memories of other films that cast aging nonconformists as hip mentors to their doe-eyed queer charges.
Domain retains this essential allusiveness especially in its treatment of Nadia.
That Bogart finds so much humor in Charlie’s goofball debasement only adds to the film’s poignancy.
What is the famed “Lubitsch touch” if not the quiet thrill of being in on the joke?
Scorsese chronicles Jake LaMotta’s public bouts and private demons with bruising acuity.
A substantial Blu-ray package befitting the legendary status of Jean-Luc Godard’s debut.