The films made and distributed by Luc Besson’s company are, too often, dismissed by critics. Yet they may, argues David Martin-Jones, provide interesting insights into
Max Nelson reflects on the work of one of France’s singular auteurs.
Set in the Jim Crow South, Ford’s depiction of race relations and its attendant moral ambiguities are discussed by Richmond Adams.
The Senses of Cinema 2011 World Poll presents a selection of readers' and writers' favourites (and least favourites) from the realms of theatrical release, festivals
The cinema turns every viewer into a detective. Murray Pomerance goes in search of “signs” and their significance in films
Originally published in early 1950, this is, quite possibly, the first time Rivette commits his views on cinema to print. And fascinating thoughts they are
An excerpt on one of the masterpieces of 6os cinema from Mary Wiles' forthcoming book on Jacques Rivette, published by Illinois University Press.
A true poet of the cinema, the director of, amongst others, Russian Ark and The Sun, talks philosophy, religion, aesthetics and the Russian soul
Using interview footage of Sokurov and combining it with other elements, the filmmakers produce a contemplative video-essay on the director
An insightful historical survey of the practice and aesthetics of visual abstraction from silent cinema to the present.