Tag Archives: Sunset Blvd.

A Man Escaped

Robert Bresson’s masterpiece is a perfect example of less is more; natural acting, minimal music, off-screen sounds and restricting yourself to a 50mm lens.

Memories of Murder

By embracing every cliché of Hollywood’s serial killer genre, Bong Joon-Ho examined masculinity, institutional repression and national identity.

A Matter of Life and Death

Francois Truffaut once claimed ‘cinema’ and ‘Britain’ were incompatible. Powell and Pressburger proved him wrong.

Day for Night

Francois Truffaut created the auteur theory, and with Day for Night he delivered a tribute to the art form without which he felt his life could not make sense.

Writers

All films begin at a keyboard. But whether the film is about screenwriters, journalists, novelists or composers, how does cinema depict the art of writing?

Adaptation.

If writers are told to write from experience, is Charlie Kaufman’s adaptation of Susan Orlean’s non-fiction book not really Kaufman’s autobiography?

The Most Influential Films Ever Made – Part Two

The films that really changed the course of cinema are often ones few people have seen.

Movies about Movies

Most movies about moviemaking are trite tributes not just to cinema but also the filmmakers. Are there any that go beyond the superficiliaty of the silver screen?

All About Eve

Four actresses received Oscar nominations for their performances in All About Eve. Great script, great acting… but a great movie?

Singin’ in the Rain

Hollywood’s most popular musical, this classic remains in perfect condition and yields a lot more than you might expect from repeated viewings.

Mulholland Dr.

Like almost every David Lynch film, Mulholland Dr. is filled with deep mystery. The mystery of Mulholland Dr. is so deep no one can agree on what it’s about.


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