Dutch documentary filmmaker Joris Ivens and film historian Georges Sadoul both shared a love for Paris and the Seine, resulting in La Seine a Rencontré Paris / The Seine Meets Paris (1957). This documentary short paints a poetic, playful, and profound portrait of the Seine, Paris and its many inhabitants.
How Icarian Aviators Deal With Mortality in Howard Hawks’ Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Europe was still reeling from the massive death and destruction from World War II, when in 1946 the very first edition of the Cannes Film Festival was held. The Palme d’Or, that most prestigious of film prizes, didn’t exist yet. Its predecessor, the Grand Prix du Festival International du Film, was the highest prize of […]
Jessica Gorter’s fascinating documentary explores the new rise in popularity of Stalin in modern-day Russia, to the horror of those who remember his terror.
The Train (1964) John Frankenheimer was a cinematic craftsman who could work on different genres with varying results but always with a professional attitude. Much like Sydney Lumet, Richard Donner, and Franklin J. Schaffner he was a prolific filmmaker who started out in television. TV wasn’t a bad place to start in the fifties as […]