A film so awful that if one were to put up a list of the great movies celebrating motherhood, it would rank considerably lower than…
A dream of dying: "Los Olvidados."
My contributions are previous posts about the relationships between Jonathan Glazer's "Birth" (2004) and "Un Chien Andalou" ("'Birth' of a Buñuelian notion") and Buñuel's autobiography, "My Last Sigh."
Few filmmakers have held my attention, respect and admiration for as long or as deeply as Luis Buñuel. For years I’ve thought of him as my ‘favorite’ director, mostly due to a personal connection I feel with his attitudes, humor and outlook. A surrealist, a wandering spirit, a cynic, a recovering Catholic…Buñuel used the cinema to explore these areas and took special delight in society’s inexorable draw to the seven deadly sins—especially pride, lust and greed. Among the very few masters capable of channeling elevated social and cultural criticisms into popular cinema, he took aim at the whole of humanity, recognizing the folly of our desires.
This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...
Reflections on a marriage, and what came after.
FFC Gerardo Valero reexamines the 2015 James Bond film "Spectre" after the dust has settled.
A piece on two recent Dario Argento re-releases, "Deep Red" and "Tenebrae."