Blu-ray Review: ‘Van Gogh’

★★★★☆ The biopic – with its predilection towards didacticism and earnestness – has always been a troublesome form of cinema but, with Van Gogh (1991), Maurice Pialat expertly navigates the minefield of cliché and shakes the shackles of genre expectation to create an intelligent paean to creativity. Often overlooked, Pialat Continue Reading

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Blu-ray Review: ‘La Notte’

★★★★☆ Italian master Michelangelo Antonioni was never one to shy away from an elliptical narrative. Depending on your temperament, his cold, alienating projections have been either lauded or denounced, but always cinematically significant. At times, cinematography is his only clear protagonist. Sprawling landscapes with infinite depth of field. Other times, Continue Reading