Tag Archives: directors

  • Battleship Potemkin (1925) - Sergei M. Eisenstein

    Potemkin is a vital viewing experience that transcends its landmark/milestone status. Its virtuoso technique remains dazzling … (The Guardian)

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  • The Hustler (1961) - Robert Rossen

    A film starring Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott and Jackie Gleason about the dilemma of the true artist, power and what it does to your soul.

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  • Neighbors (1952) - Norman McLaren

    In this Oscar®-winning short film, Norman McLaren employs the principles normally used to put drawings or puppets into motion to animate live actors. The story is a parable about two people who come to blows over the possession of a flower.(nfb.ca)

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  • The Cooler (2003) - Wayne Kramer

      … “THE COOLER may sound as if it’s a dark sitcom, with broad characters and an easy payoff. But the movie, directed by first-timer Wayne Kramer and written by him with Frank Hannah, has a strange way of being broad and twisted at the same time, so that while we surf the surface of […]

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  • Gare du Nord (2013) - Claire Simon

    [French language] GARE DU NORD was originally conceived as a transmedia project by Les Films d’ici, including “… a feature film, interactive website, documentary and theater play …

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  • Are movies dead? -

    Citing the high quality of both this year’s Oscar nominees and the 2014 Sundance Film Festival line-up, Salon’s Andrew O’Hehir argues against current claims that we’ve entered the post-cinematic era.

  • Prisoner of the Mountains/Caucasus (1996) - Sergey Bodrov

    “Unlike the majority of American battle movies in recent years — movies that often treat real wars as huge video games fought by wise-cracking superheroes and bloodthirsty supervillains — Bodrov’s update of Tolstoy’s tale suggests that wars are simply fought, with sometimes hideous consequences, by men. (And, in this case, women and children.)” (Chicago Tribune)

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