Night and Fog: The Never-Ending Cries
Interweaving wartime footage with haunting images of abandoned concentration camps, Alain Resnais’s breakthrough was one of the first films to confront the ravages of the Holocaust.
Cannes Dispatch: Son of Saul
Cannes is complicated. To the first-time visitor, it seems a blur of parties, dinners, and screenings, and wherever you are, you are constantly troubled by the thought that the really hot screening or the really hip party is happening elsewhere.
Three Colors: A Hymn to European Cinema
Carlos: Sudden Death
Paisan: More Real Than Real
The Taking of Power by Louis XIV:Long Live the Cinema!
André Bazin has a curious status in intellectual life. He is everywhere admitted as the founding father of film criticism and theory in general. The magazine he created in the 1950s, Cahiers du cinéma, has good claim to be the most influential film…