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My Soul to Take: Murnau’s FAUST

October 28, 2010

Murnau’s last film before going Hollywood is a masterpiece of visual style.

Haunted House Party: THE CAT AND THE CANARY

October 27, 2010

The first Hollywood horror comedy film is infused with a German Expressionist’s cinematic wit.

Foreign Landscape: Antonioni’s IL GRIDO

October 26, 2010

There’s no room for accidents in Michelangelo Antonioni’s films… or is there?

The Comic Trap: KITCHEN PARTY and the Films of Gary Burns

October 25, 2010

Gary Burns’ debut comedy maps young lives in confinement, a theme that runs consistently through his films.

Laughing at Oblivion: Chekov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD

October 23, 2010

Chekov’s masterpiece has long been performed as a straight drama, but its comic properties remain underrated.

A Screenful of Secrets: Behind the Mastery of Feuillade’s FANTOMAS

October 18, 2010

A frame-by-frame examination of a silent film master’s craft.

A Political Heroine For All Times: THE ELEANOR ROOSEVELT STORY

October 11, 2010

If you’re burned out by all the mid-term political news coverage, a documentary like The Eleanor Roosevelt Story is a godsend.

Delirious Detritus: Wong Kar-Wai’s FALLEN ANGELS

October 6, 2010
FALLEN ANGELS

Every frame of Wong Kar-wai’s FALLEN ANGELS is so saturated with flash, blur, hue and noise that the film feels like twice its runtime.