A Day in the Country: Jean Renoir’s Sunday Outing
The late film scholar beautifully analyzes the visual lyricism of the French master’s legendary short work.
L’eclisse: Antonioni and Vitti
In the history of cinema, there have been several notable collaborations between a director and an actress over a series of films. Think of D. W. Griffith and Lillian Gish back in the silent era, Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich in the early …
The Life of Oharu: Not Reconciled
With its marvelous, distinctive camera work, Kenji Mizoguchi’s searing drama is as technically remarkable as it is humane.