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At the End of Love’s Road with Michelangelo Antonioni

“Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’eclisse is about the end of one love affair and the beginning of another. It’s also about how hard it is to believe in relationships and create meaning out of them. This is the Antonioni film that hits me … Continue reading

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Lacombe, Lucien – Louis Malle (1974)

Review by Pauline Kael: “Introducing himself to a delicate, fine-boned parisienne, the farm-boy hero of Louis Malle’s new movie does not give his name as Lucien Lacombe; he gives the bureaucratic designation—Lacombe, Lucien. He presents himself name inverted because he … Continue reading

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Humberto Solás – Lucía (1968)

Lucía: In Progress “What can it mean for cinema to be revolutionary? Answering a version of this question in a 1977 interview, the Cuban filmmaker Humberto Solás stressed the importance of real-world context. In a capitalist environment, a revolutionary film … Continue reading

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Aguirre, the Wrath of God – Werner Herzog (1972)

“Aguirre, the Wrath of God is a 1972 epic historical drama film produced, written and directed by Werner Herzog. Klaus Kinski stars in the title role of Spanish soldier Lope de Aguirre, who leads a group of conquistadores down the … Continue reading

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Shame – Ingmar Bergman (1968)

“Shame (1968) is one of the great neglected films from Ingmar Bergman’s midcareer creative explosion. … In Shame, a powerfully realistic vision of an imagined civil war, the filmmaker’s collaboration with his actors turns even more confident and fluid, and … Continue reading

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How Postwar Italian Cinema Created La Dolce Vita and Then the Paparazzi

“Those who love the work of Federico Fellini must envy anyone who sees La Dolce Vita for the first time. But today such a viewer, however overwhelmed by the lavish cinematic feast laid before his eyes, will wonder if giving … Continue reading

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Samuel Beckett: Film (1965), Notfilm (2015)

“In 1964, the great playwright and novelist Samuel Beckett began his only venture into cinema. The twenty-two-minute Film, as it was eventually titled, was a collaborative effort of formidable talents. Directed by Alan Schneider, the premiere American interpreter of Beckett’s … Continue reading

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The dark legacy of Carlos Castaneda

“For fans of the literary con, it’s been a great few years. Currently, we have Richard Gere starring as Clifford Irving in ‘The Hoax,’ a film about the ’70s novelist who penned a faux autobiography of Howard Hughes. … Much … Continue reading

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The Responsive Eye (1966)

“I often say that if I was ever invited to curate an exhibition, I would choose the topic 1965, the year I was born. I have an innately strong connection to many artworks and respect for many of the artists … Continue reading

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Salut les Cubains – Agnès Varda (1964)

“Agnès Varda’s pictures of Cuba had been sitting untouched in boxes since the mid-1960s. The images – of female bodies in form-fitting silhouettes, and men harvesting in cane fields – ‘were never meant to be shown,’ says the grande dame … Continue reading

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