Posts Tagged ‘film’

Bogdanovich on Lubitsch

April 10, 2008

Peter Bogdanovich, director and author of several essential books on the great early film directors, has written a new appreciation of Ernst Lubitsch for the New York Observer. (Images above are from Lubitsch’s eternal classic Trouble In Paradise.)

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Drunken Angel

December 18, 2007

Toshiro Mifune electrifies in Kurosawa’s 1948 genre piece (it’s an amalgam noir/weeper/Ozu-style family drama). Not just a harbinger of the greatness to come, Drunken Angel stands on its own as a stylish and memorable entertainment.