Documentary

‘The Life and Times of Don Luis Buñuel’: The Perfect Window into the Mind of a Groundbreaking Artist

  By Sven Mikulec Luis Buñuel was born exactly 121 years ago today. A prolific filmmaker whose work spanned over…

4 months ago

How Robert Altman’s Anti-Western Classic ‘McCabe & Mrs. Miller’ Aged Like Fine Wine

  By Koraljka Suton The legendary director Robert Altman was given an Academy Honorary Award in 2006, “in recognition of a…

4 months ago

Hitchcock’s ‘Vertigo’: The Unrelenting Male Gaze that Blurs the Lines Between Possession and Obsession

  By Koraljka Suton It is no secret that the late Alfred Hitchcock was—and still is—not only one of the…

4 months ago

‘The Verdict’: Sidney Lumet and David Mamet’s Masterpiece as a Blend of a Courtroom Drama and a Personal Redemption Story

  By Sven Mikulec Frank Galvin is an empty, whisky-drenched shell of a man. Once a successful lawyer at a…

5 months ago

‘Point Blank’: John Boorman’s Amalgamation of American, British and French Filmmaking Styles

Point Blank poster art by Tony Stella https://www.tony-stella.com/   By Koraljka Suton British filmmaker John Boorman started out by making…

5 months ago

‘Big John’: A 75-Minute Precious Exploration of John Carpenter’s Life, Work and Ways

  By Sven Mikulec “In France, I'm an auteur; in Germany, a filmmaker; in Britain, a genre film director; and…

5 months ago

How ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ Became Sergio Leone’s Butchered Swan Song

  By Koraljka Suton I am not fascinated, as you say, by the myth of the West, or by the…

6 months ago

Rats In the Attic: William Friedkin’s ‘The Exorcist’

  By Tim Pelan Forty-five years after its powerful debut, and with all the attendant publicity, analysis and second-hand knowledge,…

6 months ago

‘Mise-en-Scène’ and Fritz Lang: The Invaluable, Short-Lived Magazine’s Article on the Master of Darkness

  By Sven Mikulec In 1979, Case Western Reserve University Film Society started publishing a magazine called Mise-en-Scéne, a 70-plus-page…

7 months ago

The immortal ‘Casablanca’: Why the Old Hollywood’s Everlasting Masterpiece Is Still Beloved

  By Sven Mikulec There is only a spoonful of movies that enjoy such a reputation as Casablanca, the romantic…

7 months ago