Tag Archives: Criterion Collection

Nagisa Ôshima’s Death By Hanging

Few film movements have gone as overlooked by the west as the Japanese New Wave; the radical and thought provoking generation of filmmakers who had the misfortune of following what many considered golden age of Japanese Cinema. While filmmakers like … Continue reading

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Shades Of Grey: Night & The City

                Crawl deep into the black heart of any city and you might come close to the depravity and criminal element on display in director Jules Dassin’s Night & The City.  Here stands … Continue reading

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Who’s the Driver? Who’s the Mechanic? A Post About Auteurs.

The auteur theory goes like this: a movie is a director’s vision, it reflects her vision, her personal taste, and she is the “author” of the film (auteur is French for “author”.) Despite the fact that a motion picture is … Continue reading

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