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The Graudate (Mike Nichols, 1967)

“Nichols and veteran cinematographer Robert Surtees threw out the DGA playbook for The Graduate, experimenting wildly with lighting and lenses, lending the film a sense of freewheeling freshness, a sheen of visual inventiveness that hasn’t dimmed over the years.” Read … Continue reading

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Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961)

“The poster child of cinematic modernism, one of those early-’60s event films that seemed to break every rule classical Hollywood ever codified.” Read my review of Last Year at Marienbad, playing for a limited engagement at the Film Forum, at … Continue reading

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The Wages of Fear (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1951)

“The Wages of Fear contains tension-fraught stretches of ‘pure cinema’ that probably gave even the Master cold sweats, but darkly humorous political satire directed at incipient global capitalism and a ballsy existentialism also suffuse Clouzot’s film.” Read my review of … Continue reading

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Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981)

“In much the same way that Possession blurs and blends genres, it also inextricably entangles the personal and the political.” Read my review of Possession, playing for one week only in NYC at the Film Forum (and due out on … Continue reading

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