In both films, death both threatens to throw a society into disarray and serves as a possible corrective for corruption.
Few films from the 1960s that have been absent on home video for this long arrive looking like they were shot yesterday.
Antonio Pietrangeli’s structuring logic proceeds from a philosophical, rather than character-based, foundation, causing a chill to pervade the entire film.
Get radicalized with Compañeros in a sterling new Blu-ray transfer that’s bolstered by the inclusion of an engaging commentary track.
One of the era’s most indefinable, inconceivably progressive pieces of cinematic nonsense, The Visitor arrives on Blu-ray from Drafthouse Films.
As in much of Luis Buñuel’s preceding work, the film’s ingredients don’t immediately appear compatible.
Sergio Corbucci’s classic spaghetti western noodles around with cinema of cruelty, surrealistic imagery, and proto-Peckinpahvian carnage.
There are more than a few striking images and intriguing ideas to be extracted from Tristana.
One would think the presence of the regal Vanessa Redgrave might at least moderately enhance Letters to Juliet‘s wine-country schmaltz.
The mundane but nonetheless competent Tristana may be the perfect entry point for the Luis Buñuel novice.