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The 1000 Greatest Films – Watch Some With Us! Part One

January 25, 2010

The website They Shoot Pictures, Don’t They? boasts what is quite possibly the most comprehensive list of the 1000 greatest films of all time.

REVENGE on the Present: Heritage cinema in Poland

January 22, 2010
Andrzej Wajda’s Zemja (Revenge) was a hit in Poland but made less of a splash overseas, even despite the casting of fellow Polish master Roman Polanski.

Filmmaking Beats Gardening: Andrzej Wajda on PROMISED LAND

January 13, 2010

The lowdown on how and why Wajda made the first of his films to be nominated for an Academy Award.

Critical Roundup on Wajda’s PROMISED LAND

January 13, 2010

Judging from reviews both past and present found online, ‘The Promised Land’, Andrzej’s first film to be nominated for an Oscar, is as vivid a portrait of the birth of industrial capitalism in 19th Century Europe as can be found in any film.

Andrzej Wajda on THE MAIDS OF WILKO

January 12, 2010

The Polish master reflects on why ‘The Maids of Wilko’ marked a significant change in his filmmaking.

Critics Reduced to Romantic Gushings Over THE YOUNG GIRLS OF WILKO

January 12, 2010

Reading some of the European reviews around the release of ‘The Young Girls of Wilko’, you wonder if the critics were in a late ’70s sentimental groove.


January 11, 2010

A revealing glimpse at the kind of trouble his films experienced with state officials.

LANDSCAPE AFTER BATTLE: Critical Takes, Past and Present

January 11, 2010

Nominated for the Palme d’or, Andrzej Wajda’s ‘Landscape After Battle’ made a splash upon its premiere at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival.


January 11, 2010

The master’s reflections on ‘Everything for Sale’, his self-reflexive film inspired by the death of “The Polish James Dean,” Zbyszek Cybulski

Andrzej Wajda’s EVERYTHING FOR SALE: 40 Years of Reviews

January 10, 2010

Andrzej Wajda’s film on filmmaking has sparked a range of varying responses over the years.