La Règle du jeu (The Rules of the Game)
A review of the Criterion DVD which suggests Criterion could have done more (or differently) this time around.
The Vampire Lectures
Can a series of fascinating lectures make for a good book?
Band à part
A look back at a New Wave classic re-released in a spanking new 35mm print.
Lost in the Dark: The Elusive Film Noir
Book review essay on that indomitable beast known as the film noir.
Review of Jane Sloan’s Robert Bresson: A Guide to Sources and References
A look back to gauge the current relevancy of this early Bresson reference book.
Journal d’un curé de campagne: DVD Review
The future finally looks bright for Bresson DVD enthusiasts. Burnett examines the follow-up Criterion Bresson release.
“Notes” on Notes on the Cinematographer
Bresson's inimitable filmmaking style has its echo in his writing style.
A Man Escaped
Pageau revisits Bresson's 'prison' masterpiece after many years to be surprised all over again.
Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne: DVD Review
The future finally looks bright for Bresson DVD enthusiasts. Burnett examines the first Criterion Bresson release.
First Run Features and Nazi History
An in-depth review essay of three First Run Feature DVDs that deal with the Nazi, two documentaries, Architecture of Doom and The Eye of Vichy, and the fictional The Murderers Are Among Us.
World Cinema: 2003
Rist reports on the best from around the globe.
Light Keeps me Company
A look at a documentary account of the life and art of one of cinema's greatest cinematographers, Sven Nykvist.
Rip in the Curtain: Gus Van Sant’s Psycho
With Gus Van Sant currently on the hard road back to relevance - the gnomic, impressive achievement that was Gerry (2002) having been so closely followed by his Cannes triumph with Elephant (2003) - the time may be ripe to revisit one of his most eccentric and reviled (and very nearly forgotten) projects, his 1998 near-shot-for-shot remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho.
Gus Van Sant's re-appropriation of Hitchcock's classic is given another (close) look.
By Brakhage: An Anthology
Review of the recent Criterion DVD that spans Brakhage's lifework.