It’s like, they’re people I work with and our job is being popular and shit There are dozens of formative teen films, and each takes on the trappings of its individual generation not only to frame the story, but to more often be the essence of the story. Dazed and Confused’s ambling, unmoored approach echoed […]
An innovator of both form and message, Vera Chytilová's "Daisies" challenges its audience to dig for meaning, and question everything. A defining piece of the Czech New Wave, "Daisies" is a testament to film's power as a means of protest.
Author’s note: I have forgone the usual reviewing format to write a more personal piece. I saw it as simply the only way to come to terms with the experience I had with Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) when I watched it for the first time. Therefore, although there will be some critical […]
Celebrating its 30th anniversary on February 20th, "Brazil" is a transcendent and hilarious satire of government bureaucracy and corporate greed. Speaking to generations far outside of its humble 1980's beginnings, "Brazil" has made an indelible mark on the sic-fi landscape, and carries with it a strong message, as relevant today as it ever was.
50 years after its production, "For a Few Dollars More" is still every bit as impactful and tensely thrilling as the day it was made. With an incredible score that is still being sampled (mostly by Quentin Tarantino), and a lead actor that has made his own transition into directing, "For a Few Dollars More" has left a permanent mark on the cinematic landscape.
Rohmer’s Golden Lion winning film is the pinnacle of the director’s personal style, a quietly profound travelogue dedicated to anyone who has struggled with the immense pressure to make something of this life.