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    Three Perspectives on Fitzcarraldo

    Three Perspectives on Fitzcarraldo

    In Werner Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo, the jungle, oppressive and thick, provides the perfect backdrop to the ambitions and lunacy of men. Obsession weighs heavy on Fitzcarraldo (Klaus Kinski), a man consumed…

    Most Tragic Movies of All Time

    Most Tragic Movies of All Time

    Tragedy for the purposes of this list does not mean films that are very sad. Rather the films selected explore themes associated with Greek and sometime Shakespearian Tragedy. Throughout this…

    A Movie Lover’s Guide To The Films Of Ingmar Bergman

    A Movie Lover’s Guide To The Films Of Ingmar Bergman

    I’m beginning to think that the late Swedish director Ingmar Bergman gets a bad rap. Mention the idea of watching one of his films and many otherwise reasonable, intelligent people…

    The 10 Best Erotic Movies of All Time

    The 10 Best Erotic Movies of All Time

    It is in the interest of any aspiring filmmaker to strive for originality in storytelling, above all else. Cinema is an art form in which no single iteration of a…

    The 10 Best Structured Movies of All Time

    The 10 Best Structured Movies of All Time

    It’s amazing to think of the vast methods one can use to structure a story. Depending on the narrative itself, you could distort the structure any way you deem necessary,…

    A Deleuzian Analysis of Tarkovsky’s Theory of Time-Pressure

    A Deleuzian Analysis of Tarkovsky’s Theory of Time-Pressure

    The purpose of this essay is to offer a Deleuzian time-image analysis of Tarkovsky’s montage theory of “time-pressure,” foregrounded against the historical backdrop of Eisenstein’s montage of attractions. Several films…

    ‘Midnight Run’ at 30: In Praise of the ‘Casablanca’ of Buddy Comedies

    ‘Midnight Run’ at 30: In Praise of the ‘Casablanca’ of Buddy Comedies

    How the combo of Robert De Niro going comedic and Charles Grodin getting neurotic turned an action-comedy into an endlessly rewatchable classic. “Jack, you’re a grown man. You have control…

    The Continuing Influence of Akira Kurosawa on World Cinema

    The Continuing Influence of Akira Kurosawa on World Cinema

    One day in the middle of September 1951, Akira Kurosawa went fishing. He needed to. The film he had just finished, The Idiot had been released by the studio Shôchiku…

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