In accepting his “Best Director” Oscar statuette for The Awful Truth, Leo McCarey famously opined that Academy voters had given him the award for the
A detailed analysis of the both the stylistic and thematic continuities, and the fault lines, between the German and Hollywood periods of Lubitsch’s work.
Originally titled “Africa”, the production history of Howard Hawks’ Hatari! is a tale in its own right. Michael J. Anderson teases out its place in
Tiger Shark (1932 USA 80 mins) Prod Co: First National-Vitaphone/Warner Bros. Prod: Bryan Foy Dir: Howard Hawks Scr: Wells Root [and John Lee Mahin, uncredited],
Benning's 13 Lakes is discussed in the light of André Bazin's concept of the ontology of the image and its frame
Michael Mann's Collateral is an ode to the cool “steel and glass” splendour of Los Angeles, from sunset to sunrise
Part erotic ghost story, part reflexive commentary on filmic form and narrative, Rivette's latest opus may be his most personal yet