How a simple, five-minute moment in ‘Schindler’s List’ defines one of cinema’s most chilling villains, and undercuts teh most common critique made against its director.
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Saturday, January 19, 2013 Duncan Houst
Look back at ten ‘Master’ful moments that made 2012 such a great year in film, or at least that look cool.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 Justin Jagoe
How a deceptively simple game of charades in ‘Young Frankenstein’ tells us everything about the work that goes in to making us laugh.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 G Clark Finfrock
In ‘The Turin Horse,’ the story of Creation runs in reverse, as Béla Tarr builds up to one of the most heartstopping, haunting endings of this century.
Thursday, September 27, 2012 Hilary Kissinger
Hoffman and Bancroft are divinely matched in The Graduate’s seduction scene, which fuses music, design, and dialogue for masterfully suspenseful laughs.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 G Clark Finfrock
‘Five Easy Pieces’ reaches a thematic peak in its iconic diner scene.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 Duncan Houst
“Master Moments” searches for the defining moment of the Indiana Jones character in ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark.’
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Justin Jagoe
Our latest “Master Moments” essay defends the divisive final chapter to the Paul Thomas Anderson masterpiece ‘There Will Be Blood.’
Thursday, June 7, 2012 Alex Carlson
Even the youth are susceptible to the controlling power of war.
Monday, October 17, 2011 Vincenzo Tagle
If there’s one moment that melts your heart and makes you believe in the movie, it is no doubt that of Holly singing Moon River.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Justin Jagoe
A detailed look at one of the most iconic moments in one of the greatest film trilogies of all-time.
Saturday, July 30, 2011 Davin Lacksonen
In one fleeting ballet of a scene, Kubrick turned a mirror on nature of life on this Earth as he perceives it. That is a master moment if ever there was one.