Lino Brocka: Manila in the Claws of Light

Lino Brocka's 1975 film, Manila in the Claws of Light, is an important social parable played out on the real, gritty streets. It is easy to recommend The Criterion Collection's recent home video release of this strong film.

By |2018-06-20T15:47:13+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Film Reviews, Lino Brocka|Tags: |0 Comments

The Eclipse Viewer 63: Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years Part II

In this episode of The Eclipse Viewer, David and Trevor discuss the final three films in the latest Eclipse Series release, Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman's Swedish Years.

By |2018-06-04T18:18:19+00:00June 4th, 2018|Categories: Eclipse Viewer, Film Reviews|0 Comments

Paul Schrader: Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters

Paul Schrader's Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters is a beautiful film that engages beautifully with its complex subject, the Japanese author Yukio Mishima. The Criterion Collection recently released it on Blu-ray, and it's one of my favorite releases of the year . . . or ever.

By |2018-05-29T15:09:49+00:00May 29th, 2018|Categories: Film Reviews, Paul Schrader|Tags: |0 Comments

The Eclipse Viewer 62: Ingrid Bergman’s Swedish Years Part I

In this episode of The Eclipse Viewer, David and Trevor discuss the first three films in the latest Eclipse Series release, Eclipse Series 46: Ingrid Bergman's Swedish Years.

By |2018-06-04T18:20:06+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Eclipse Viewer, Film Reviews|0 Comments

Carl Th. Dreyer: The Passion of Joan of Arc

Carl Th. Dreyer's 1928 silent film, The Passion of Joan of Arc, is one of the most transcendent films I've ever seen. The new Criterion Collection release is a worthy edition and certainly will be in contention as one of my favorite releases -- film or book -- of 2018.

By |2018-03-20T23:50:16+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Carl Th. Dreyer, Film Reviews|Tags: |2 Comments

The Eclipse Viewer 61: Claude Autant-Lara — Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France

In this episode of The Eclipse Viewer, David and Trevor welcome back the Eclipse series by looking at its most recent installment, Eclipse Series 45: Claude Autant-Lara -- Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France.

By |2018-03-07T22:33:02+00:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: Eclipse Viewer, Film Reviews|0 Comments