Nashville: Criterion Collection

December 3, 2013

At the time, Nashville (1975) was Robert Altman’s magnum opus, a sprawling tale featuring 24 characters over five days. Not only does he manage to juggle all of these storylines, but is able to seamlessly interconnect them in major or minor ways. The... 

Welcome to L.A.

December 9, 2011

Alan Rudolph got his start in the filmmaking business as a protégé of the great Robert Altman, working as an assistant director on a few of his films. He was clearly influenced by the veteran director in his own work, which featured ensemble casts often... 

Chaplin: 15th Anniversary Edition

October 17, 2008

Adapted from My Autobiography by Charles Chaplin and Chaplin: His Life and Art by David Robinson, Chaplin (1992) was a prestigious, big budget biopic about the life of legendary English comedian Charles Chaplin. While the film was criticized for taking... 

Cria Cuervos

August 21, 2007

Throughout most of his career, Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura faced off against state censors over the political content in his films, forcing him to implicitly critique Francisco Franco’s dictatorship and the Spanish Civil War. However, by the time...