International

By Sean Axmaker
August 10, 2006 - 2:33 AM PDT

With Jacques Richard's documentary Henri Langlois: Phantom of the Cinéthèe coming out on DVD, Sean Axmaker looks at the legacy of the man who, as he ran the Cinéthèe Françs, saved countless classics and became something of a midwife to auteurism and the French New Wave. As A.O. Scott has written in the New York Times, he was "one of the most important figures in the history of film and therefore in the history of 20th-century art."

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By Calvin Souther and Jonathan Marlow
August 8, 2006 - 2:28 AM PDT

Writing in the New York Times, Stephen Holden described Don't Come Knocking as "a meditation on cultural ectoplasm, on phantom cowboys and outlaws and the potent myths surrounding them." With this latest film by Wim Wenders now out on DVD, Calvin Souther and Jonathan Marlow talk with the legendary German director about writing on the road, meeting Patricia Highsmith and the benefits of working under pressure.

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By Sean Axmaker
June 23, 2006 - 1:41 AM PDT

Sean Axmaker revels in the newly restored version of Army of Shadows and calls for more of Jean-Pierre Melville's seminal work to be made available.

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By David Hudson
July 18, 2006 - 1:04 PM PDT

Kino has just released its "Restored Authorized Edition" of the 1922 silent classic, Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler. David Hudson, who's written our primer on German Expressionism, an article on Expressionism and horror and another on the restoration of Metropolis, watches Fritz Lang's epic crime thriller.

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By David D'Arcy
July 6, 2006 - 5:21 AM PDT

Having won a Silver Bear when it premiered in Berlin in February, The Road to Guantámo has since screened widely throughout Europe and was even broadcast on British television. Here in the States, it's a bit harder to find but absolutely worth seeking out. David D'Arcy talks with Michael Winterbottom about why this movie will go on mattering even if the camp were to be closed tomorrow.

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By David D'Arcy
May 13, 2006 - 5:01 AM PDT

Internationally acclaimed documentary filmmaker Fernando Solanas has won countless awards for the films he's been making for over 50 years now. David D'Arcy, who's been reviewing several docs at GreenCine Daily recently, talks with him about The Dignity of the Nobodies, "a tour of the human landscape shaped by Argentina's economic crisis of the late 1990s, a journey through devastation."

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By Jonathan Marlow
April 25, 2006 - 4:36 AM PDT

"It's too early to start coining the term 'T-Horror,' but Taiwanese scarefest The Heirloom could kick-start a whole new subdivision of Asian psychodramas along with its established Japanese and South Korean cousins," wrote Derek Elley in Variety last fall. Jonathan Marlow talks with young director Leste Chen about his groundbreaking feature and his admiration for Kim Ji-woon and Iwai Shunji.

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By Jonathan Marlow
April 12, 2006 - 6:57 AM PDT

With Breakfast on Pluto out on DVD, now's an excellent time for Jonathan Marlow to sit down with Neil Jordan and talk through the fantastic and realist aspects of his oeuvre.

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Hany Abu-Assad: "I want to know more"
By John Esther
March 19, 2006 - 11:38 PM PST

Winner of last year's Blue Angel Award for Best European Film and the Amnesty International Award for Best Film, Paradise Now was also nominated for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category. John Esther talks with director Hany Abu-Assad.

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By David D'Arcy
March 13, 2006 - 7:57 AM PST

"Tristram Shandy, the unfilmable novel, is not so unfilmable after all," writes David D'Arcy, introducing the conversation he had with director Michael Winterbottom when his adaptation of Laurence Sterne's 18th century classic, Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

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