New on DVD & Blu-Ray: May 21, 2013

This certainly isn't the most bustling week of DVD/Blu-Ray releases we've had, as is often the case with the early months of summer. We're still picking turds up off the floor of January and February,…

MOVIE LISTS: Top 10 Films of 1993

Back in 1993, I had absolutely no interest in movies. Of course, how could I? I was barely 8 months old. I was preoccupied with topics of more crucial importance, like eating, sleeping, and learning…

Female Directors - Larisa Shepitko

MOVIE LIST: 5 Overlooked Female Directors

I once began an essay on Larisa Shepiko (who—SPOILER ALERT!—will figure into this list eventually) thusly: Very often I encounter articles penned by some well-meaning cineaste or journalist ruing the state of female-driven cinema. Such…

Cannes Day Three – Bright Stars

Another day, another two competition films screened. Today it was Jane Campion’s Bright Star and Park Chan-wook’s Thirst. There were also several out-of-competition or previews of films that have been buzzed about in the south…