Was “Bulworth” Worth It?

Posted by Pat on October 26, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Bulworth is the most politically radical film from Hollywood since, well, Warren Beatty’s Reds. It slashes at the two-party system in America, corporate domination of economic life, corrupted mass media, and


Are French Directors Fading In Importance?

Posted by Pat on October 15, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Of the various French directors that one can place within that loosely defined group known as The New Wave, Jacques Rivette is certainly one of the least well-known in the U.S., although his recent La Belle noiseuse (1991) has changed that slightly. While directors such as Godard, Truffaut, and Chabrol were managing, in spite of […]


Mike Leigh – British Genius

Posted by Pat on October 5, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Long before the critical and popular success of Secrets & Lies, Mike Leigh made many low-budget films for television. Most of these subtle and unique works – e.g., Grown Ups (1980) and Home Sweet Home (1982) – depicted the everyday domestic life and relationships of working-class people. These films never received the same critical consideration […]