3 items from 2013
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: Feb. 4, 2014
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Hailed as one of the finest films ever made, the 1962 drama-romance Jules and Jim charts, over twenty-five years, the relationship between two friends and the object of their mutual obsession.
The legendary François Truffaut (The 400 Blows) directs, and Jeanne Moreau (La Notte) stars as the alluring and willful Catherine, whose enigmatic smile and passionate nature lure Jules (The Spy Who Came in from the Cold’s Oskar Werner) and Jim (The Fire Within’s Henri Serre) into one of cinema’s most captivating romantic triangles.
An exuberant and poignant meditation on freedom, loyalty, and the fortitude of love, the classic Jules and Jim was a worldwide smash a half-century ago and remains every bit as audacious and entrancing today.
Presented in French with English subtitles, Criterion’s Blu-ray/DVD Combo of Jules and Jim includes the following features:
• New 2K digital restoration, »
Inviting immediate comparisons with Hou Hsiao Hsien’s “A Summer at Grandpa’s” (1984), “A Time in Quchi” finds Taiwanese auteur Chang Tso-chi attaining a new level of subtlety with his lucid, unsentimental observations of a boy’s coming of age during his country vacation. Putting aside the gangsters, invalids and outcasts that have populated his dark, troubled oeuvre until now, Chang touches on profound themes of loss and separation, evoking delicate feelings in poetic fashion; he also evinces a fresh, offbeat sense of humor that makes this his most accessible work to date. A charmed fest life awaits, but commercial potential is slight.
Three decades since the first installment of Hou’s coming-of-age trilogy (followed by “A Time to Live and a Time to Die” and “Dust in the Wind”), post-Taiwan New Wave helmer Chang pays homage to those films and their back-to-nature aesthetics. Yet “A Time in Quchi” is »
- Maggie Lee
Riffing on Terek Puckett’s terrific list of director/actor collaborations, I wanted to look at some of those equally impressive leading ladies who served as muses for their directors. I strived to look for collaborations that may not have been as obviously canonical, but whose effects on cinema were no less compelling. Categorizing a film’s lead is potentially tricky, but one of the criteria I always use is Anthony Hopkins’s performance in Silence of the Lambs, a film in which he is considered a lead but appears only briefly; his character is an integral part of the story.
The criteria for this article is as follows: The director & actor team must have worked together at least 3 times with the actor in a major role in each feature film, resulting in a minimum of 2 must-see films.
One of the primary trends for the frequency of collaboration is the »
- John Oursler
3 items from 2013
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