Category Archives: Directors
Woody Allen and Ang Lee should together moderate a Bergman film fest.
I enjoy the way in which Almodóvar can render the unusual as perfectly normal. Sympathetic girl-next-door nuns; long-lost transsexual fathers; mothers raised from the dead; novelists who waver between hysteria and flinty pragmatism – Almodóvar reminds us that we are … Continue reading
When directors try to capture three dimensions – that is, life – in what is essentially a two-dimensional medium, interesting things happen. This particular constraint of the film media produces an opportunity to create a richness of feeling that takes … Continue reading
In many ways, director Guido Anselmi is just a grown-up version of Fellini’s earlier I Vitelloni. He is absurdly if charmingly irresponsible, but without a hint of malice (to his credit the understated Marcello Mastroianni doesn’t try too hard to … Continue reading