I guess you could say the low point arrived on March 27, 2022, with the broadcast of the 94th Academy Awards. No, the “slap heard ’round the world” wasn’t it—though that cast a pall over the proceedings, didn’t it?—but the … Continue reading Cinema 101
On this week’s edition of After Image, I chat with Metro Arts’ producer Veronica Straight-Lingo about the new documentary, Bitterbrush (playing theatrically in limited release on On Demand through all the usual providers), Cha Cha Real Smooth (also in limited … Continue reading
A young woman knows where she is going. She always has. Today it is to the island of Kiloran in the Scottish Hebrides. It will take a day and a night to get there—first by train, then by boat—but when … Continue reading I KNOW WHERE I’M GOING!
Movies aren’t reality. They’re visual expressions of an emotional experience. The best filmmakers have known this all along, but it’s worth bringing up, as many seem to forget this crucial caveat. For too many, movies must present, literally, the source … Continue reading BLACK NARCISSUS
Why do you want to dance?” the man asks the girl. The girl pauses and answers his question with a question, “Why do you want to live?” “I don’t know exactly why,” the man responds with a smile. “But I … Continue reading THE RED SHOES
I think that a film should have a good story, a clear story, and it should have, if possible, something which is probably the most difficult thing—it should have a little bit of magic. Magic being untouchable and very difficult … Continue reading Born On This Day — December 5, 1902
I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing—that it all started with a mouse. Over at our place, we’re sure of just one thing: everybody in the world was once a child. So in planning a new … Continue reading Born On This Day — December 5
Of course, all films are surrealist. They are because they are making something that looks like a real world but isn’t. Seventy years ago there were men like D.W. Griffith and seventy years later—now—there are not many men like Martin … Continue reading Born On This Day — September 30
The great innovators have always been fearless . . . I have fallen off haystacks, out of trees, over cliffs. I have been nearly drowned, shot and hanged. I have been in countless car crashes without getting a scratch. I … Continue reading In Their Words — Saturday, April 27, 2013
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