Just like John Merrick, David Lynch is widely misunderstood. To classify him as a surrealist misses the point. The Elephant Man proved he is a great humanist.
Once dismissed as pitfifully middle-class, David Lean’s Brief Encounter focused on universal emotions and so has managed to withstand the ravages of time.
Steven Soderbergh’s drama is fifteen years old but came of age the instant it was released because it dared to reimagine the war on drugs.
The King’s Speech is about two men talking, yet the film’s real strength lies in the way it uses sound to tell us one thing while the pictures show us another.
Steven Benedict is a well-known radio broadcaster, college lecturer, writer, producer, and director of films and documentaries.