In this video, contemporary cinema’s preeminent monster lover, Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone), tells us about his passion for the original Godzilla, a film that is more serious and poignant than most may realize. Del Toro’s latest effort, Pacific Rim, which opens tomorrow in theaters nationwide, was inspired by Ishiro Honda’s proto-mega-beast movie—the creatures in it are even called kaiju, after the Japanese giant-monster genre.
Donald Richie Uncovers the Traces of a Lost Japan
In collaboration with director Lucille Carra, the renowned writer brought his impressionistic travelogue The Inland Sea—an unusual choice for a film adaptation—to the big screen.
A Palette That Sizzles On-Screen
Filmmaker Darnell Martin and writer Nelson George discuss how vividly Do the Right Thing captures the heat of a Brooklyn summer and the diverse skin tones of its cast of color.
A Genius of French Cinema Delivers a Career-Defining Performance
Raimu is at his subtle best in one of the most moving scenes in The Baker’s Wife, a moment in which the actor channels the collective despair of France’s working class.