Film, the measure of all things
Entries in 1001 MOVIES YOU MUST SEE BEFORE YOU DIE (the fourth dozen)
These are expanded Chicago Reader capsules written for a 2003 collection edited by Steven Jay Schneider. I contributed 72 of these in all; here are the fourth dozen, in alphabetical order. - J.R. Taste of Cherry A middle-aged man who's contemplating suicide drives around the hilly, dusty outskirts of Tehran trying to find someone who will bury him if he succeeds and retrieve him if he fails.
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Sins of Omission: A Dissenting View of Robert Bresson
I always shoot on the dangerous line between showing too much and not showing enough. I try to work as if I were on a tightrope with a precipice at either side. [...] One day I said 'Cinema is the art of showing nothing.'
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Critical Consensus: Kent Jones and Jonathan Rosenbaum Discuss Robert Bresson and Jean-Luc Godard
a biweekly feature in which two critics from Indiewire's Editor's note: Critical Consensus is Criticwire network discuss new releases with Indiewire's chief film critic, Eric Kohn.
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