Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Honestly, that's just scratching the surface. She directed a video for The Kills and it made me think of how much I love her work. I wish she'd direct a full feature, it'd be interesting to see if her style (especially her editing) would translate.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Southerner is one of the few English language films directed by Jean Renoir. Now, he is considered one of World Cinema's best directors, but his English work is either unknown or undervalued compared to his French films. To me, The Southerner should not be lumped together with the lesser and possibly failed American films, but rather with his best work. I don't want to argue its better than Grand Illusion or The Rules of the Game, but its only a tiny notch below. Renoir is know for his humanism, and this story of sharecroppers trying to create something of their own is romantic and heart wrenching. The two leads are magnificent, and Beulah Bondi steals the show.