The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum: A Cineaste’s Performance
Kenji Mizoguchi achieved the sublime with this structurally complex portrait of artistic ambition and female subjugation.
Breathless Then and Now
Other first films exude the sparkling joy of filmmaking that one feels in Breathless, but how many can boast its sure-handedness?
The Romance of Children of Paradise
Marcel Carné’s theatrical spectacle set in early nineteenth-century Paris is an operatic work about passion and artifice.