Claire Denis makes films with little dialogue but lots of plot, so to speak, telling stories that drift instead of drive, eager to elide narrative. This is not to say her films lack coherence. Rather, their elliptical structure refuses "easy" digestion or dismissal.
Born in Paris but raised in Afr
Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan was born in Cairo, Egypt in 1960 to an Armenian/Egyptian family, and grew up across the world in Victoria, British Columbia. His familiy was artistic, his parents painters and a sister a concert pianist, and though not a film student at the time (he was taking Internati
Who was Peter Sellers? The ultimate impersonator, the most accomplished of mimics, he kept his identity a moving target. Take Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove." Sellers played three characters, each with a distinct philosophical viewpoint. As the loudmouthed U.S. president, a British captain, or a mad inve
In an Eisenstein film, loose, metaphorical associations displace narrative continuity: images related only by analogy cut up chronological sequences. Physical action is by turns slowed down to a grueling pace and sped up to a frenzy. In every respect, Sergei Eisenstein's films are challenging. And ye