Browse by author: Daniel Garrett
A review of Tom Ford's A Single Man and Jon Amiel's Creation.
In this review of The Station Garrett gives an overview of Tolstoi’s exalted status in Russian (and world) literature, and the battle for his legacy between his wife and his colleague.
A review of Irving Singer's book, Ingmar Bergman, Cinematic Philosopher.
An analysis of 'speculative' cinema, which can encompass more than just science fiction.
Reviews of many contemporary American films with a focus on character analysis.
Nostalgia for Nostalgia: Cosmopolitan Film Appreciation, The New Yorker Theater, and Warning Shadows
A review essay of two recent books dealing with classic cinema as well as the enduring legacy and memory of the 'traditional' film viewing experiences, at the theatre.
A sprawling survey of recent (mainly) American films that have touched writer Daniel Garrett, who opens the survey with a prologue on the art of film criticism that underscores the importance of celebrating the beauty of film.
A review essay of Daniel Shaw and Richard A. Gilmore's recent critical works on the intersection of film and philosophy.
Garrett draws on both critical works on Pasolini's Notes for an African Orestes and Pasolini’s own theoretical writing to place Notes for an African Orestes in the context of Pasolini’s own filmography and the broader intellectual framework of Pasolini’s varied cultural and political background.
A study of how film treats the past, history, through an analysis of the Denzel Washington film The Great Debaters and the Robert Rosenstone book History on Film/Film on History.
A review of Tarsem Singh's splendorous fantasy epic, loosely based on the 1981 Bulgarian film Yo Ho Ho.
Author Daniel Garrett takes on a trio of items on the great French filmmaker Jean Renoir, a commentary on his 1939 classic The Rules of the Game, and two books, a collection of interviews and a section of a book detailing Pauline Kael’s appreciation of Renoir.
A review of Eric Guirado's The Grocer's Son that focuses on the social and inter-personal dynamics of a French family and life in a small town in Provence.
A critical look at the past and present of French cinema as reflected through two recent books on French cinema.
An analysis of a handful of recent (and one older) Turkish films within the context of the Turkish film industry and the global marketplace.