The Great Dictator: The Joker and the Madman
Remembrance of Things Past: The Leopard
Simon of the Desert: Damned If You Do . . .
Missing: “Who Would Care About Us If We Disappeared?”
The films of Constantin Costa-Gavras are often described as political thrillers, and the phrase is helpful as long as we pause over it a little. There is always a strongly personal element to his stories, a human factor, and the thrills are in the po…
Viridiana: The Human Comedy
Luis Buñuel shot Viridiana in the early months of 1961, in his native Spain. It was the first film he had made there since his departure for the United States and Mexico in 1939, and he was much criticized for embarking on this return at a time when…