A retrospective of of Mikio Naruse’s films offers a great chance to see the development of Japanese society and Japanese film history through his cinematic perspective.
Soviet propaganda turns into philosophical meditations by Dovzhenko, thereby planting the seed for the wave of poetic films decades later.
The characters and their views seem like small islands in a sea, hard to be abridged. It is therefore appropriate that the members seldom connect. Dreyer uses several methods to visualize this isolation.
Crowds of people have already gathered. A lot of grey hair, worn out jeans, and stubbly beards: the typical crowd for a rock concert by an established musician. But this is a movie theatre. The ‘concert’ is a screening of One More Time With Feeling, a documentary about the making of Nick Cave’s last album.
From Adorno to Zola, Mia Hansen-Løve’s Things To Come is filled with names and quotes, a frequent trope of French cinema. But what do they really add to the film, and French cinema in general?
The much maligned A View to Kill gains energy from exploring new ways to develop the James Bond formula.