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Le Jour Se Lève (Marcel Carné, 1939)

“Le Jour Se Lève typically gets shoehorned, along with a handful of other collaborations between director Marcel Carné and screenwriter Jacques Prévert, into a filmic historical movement known by the oxymoronic catchall “poetic realism.” But, in many ways, it’s more … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Mon Amour (Alain Resnais, 1959)

“Like the anonymous entwined bodies glimpsed in its opening moments, things tend to commingle in Alain Resnais’s revolutionary first feature, Hiroshima Mon Amour. Marguerite Duras’s oblique script builds on an ever-shifting groundwork of spatial and temporal indeterminacies, a structural technique … Continue reading

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Godzilla (Ishirô Honda, 1954)

“Rarely has the open wound of widespread devastation been transposed to celluloid with greater visceral impact. Put another way, Godzilla is the Germany Year Zero of monster movies.” Read my review of Godzilla, which plays for a week at NYC’s … Continue reading

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Interview: Bruce Goldstein

“Bruce Goldstein, director of repertory programming at New York’s legendary Film Forum, will be presenting The Tingler in the grand old style at The Carolina Theatre in Durham, North Carolina, with all the original gimmickry intact, as well as a … Continue reading

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Boy (Nagisa Oshima, 1969)

“Nagisa Oshima’s Boy has the “ripped from the headlines” appeal of a timely social-problem film, recounting three months in the life of a struggling family (disabled veteran father, young stepmother, two children) that looks to get ahead by faking car … Continue reading

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Scarecrow (Jerry Schatzberg, 1973)

“Scarecrow embraces sprawl of both the narrative and geographical variety with freewheeling abandon.” Read my entire review of this lesser known New Hollywood masterwork, playing for one week starting tomorrow at the Film Forum in NYC, at Slant Magazine.

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Grand Illusion (Jean Renoir, 1937)

“Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion is a deeply compassionate, never sentimentalized threnody for the European aristocracy rendered obsolete as the dodo bird by WWI’s catastrophic carnage.” Read my full review of Jean Renoir’s masterw0rk, showing in a spanking new 4K transfer at … Continue reading

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