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Lance Goldenberg

Amarcord

The Return of Federico Fellini's Amarcord

Back in the days when art houses were temples of cinema and auteurs their living gods, few filmmakers cast a longer shadow than Federico Fellini. Time and changing tastes took their inevitable toll on both art houses and auteurs, but everything old is new again this week, as a new......

The Labyrinthine Worlds of Alain Robbe-Grillet

Like all his novels, Alain Robbe-Grillet’s films are inventories of life during dreamtime, carefully crafted catalogs of objects and events in which meaning is replaced by repetition, innuendo, codes and contradictions. The real and imaginary become indistinguishable, narrative conventions are shattered along with linearity and causality, and the only time......

Miklós Jancsó's Geometry of Oppression

Appreciating Miklós Jancsó as Hungary’s greatest living filmmaker means first accepting that there is almost never anyone to care about in his films, only nameless pawns locked in the toxic rituals of power and war. Everyone plays his part in a Jancsó production, although the roles of oppressor and oppressed......
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