Article Archive for February 2013
Playing a series of flipped-out villains turned Hopper into an eccentric character actor, obscuring the magnitude of his influence.
Elliot Lavine on the deeper, darker and wonderfully grittier Hollywood eras.
Steven Spielberg will be this year’s Jury President in Cannes. Just yesterday, he was looking back on SCHINDLER’S LIST. Also: 20 years of SXSW Film and Richard Linklater‘s DAZED AND CONFUSED.
The “lineup offers no shortage of the arthouse catnip Francophile audiences have come to expect from this long-running showcase. But upon closer inspection, a few stealthy subversions emerge.” Updated through 3/3.
Wisdom drawn from a lecture, including a rare glimpse of a short film starring the critic himself.
A series of eight Japanese cult classics begins its North American tour in New York. Plus, a new issue of The Seventh Art and more.
To celebrate a legendary critic’s 70th birthday, two critic-filmmakers visit his home to create this intimate video present. By Ignatiy Vishnevetsky and Kevin B. Lee
Bazin’s adamant support of the auteur theory remains the most pervasive position in film criticism; almost all films seen today are viewed with a sense of a sole originator, the director, as an omnipresent force driving the entire production.
A new issue, plus goings on in New York and San Jose.
Sunday night’s Oscars exacerbated an already tense standoff between visual effects artists and the major studios. Updated through 3/1.