One of the great delights of watching a David Lynch movie comes from the thrill of exploring the film's mysterious depths. Here, in an online-exclusive excerpt from a new interview with actor Justin Theroux, conducted for Criterion's release of Lynch’s heartbreaking Hollywood love story Mulholland Dr., the film's costar discusses the confounding nature of Lynch's work and the importance of creating your own interpretation of its meaning.
Career Women in the Land of Lubitsch
Critics Molly Haskell and Farran Smith Nehme talk about the highly idiosyncratic heroines who populate Ernst Lubitsch’s comedies, including the protagonist of his final film, Cluny Brown.
Ritwik Ghatak’s Pursuit of Truth Beyond Realism
Acclaimed Indian filmmakers Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Kumar Shahani discuss how the Bengali master mixed expressionism and naturalism in his devastating domestic tragedy The Cloud-Capped Star.
A Howl of Defiance from the Italian Sixties
Marco Bellocchio’s subversive debut feature, Fists in the Pocket, emerged out of a period of social unrest, taking aim at both bourgeois values and Catholic hypocrisy.