We love talking to Mexican horror auteur Guillermo del Toro (Cronos) about movies; he’s among the most knowledgeable, passionate, and articulate cinephiles we know. We were particularly intrigued to hear his take on Martin Rosen’s 1978 animated film Watership Down, which he adores. In this excerpt from a fascinating longer interview on our special edition release of the film, available this week, del Toro tells us about first seeing Watership Down as a young teenager and experiencing the revelation that animated films could engage with adult issues and big social and political ideas.
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.