Articles by Dennis Harvey
1989’s SANTA SANGRE serves up lurid content with a certain bemusement at its own absurdity.
Harold Lloyd was a master at playing the plucky underdog trying to win The Job and The Girl—both onscreen and off.
To understand how he might have been given carte blanche as a first-time director, you’d need to grasp the cultural juggernaut Ivan Mosjoukine had become.
A look back at the greatest films made with a low-tech tool created for children.
When he passed away from heart failure in 2009, cinema lost a willfully marginal, prankish and distinctive personality.
What could possibly connect the dots between early seventies softcore sexploitation, mid-seventies blaxploitation and late-seventies giallo horror?
Passion burns bright in SENSO and ORPHEUS.
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT’s lighter-than-air jauntiness makes 1964’s other big-screen entertainments look as cumbersome as military tanks next to a pogo stick.
With so little Hollywood product catering to (or featuring) women in lead roles, the Academy’s Best Actress nominees leave plenty of room to roam.
A Valentine’s Day look at off-grid attractions.
Anything but a standard boobs- and fangs-bearing vampire flick, GANJA AND HESS is digressive, experimental, ambiguous, poetical, educated and fascinating.
Dupieux’s movies affirm that the medium is still a place that can accommodate pranksters, dreamers and weirdos.