Posts by Charles Silver
These notes accompany screenings of Experimental French Documentaries on February 27 and 28, and March 1 in Theater 3.
I don’t think Stanley Kramer (1913–2001) would be too indignant about being labeled more a producer than a director. Read more
Louis Malle (1932–1995) is generally included in the remarkable group of French Nouvelle Vague directors who came along at the end of the 1950s. Read more
Samuel (Billy) Wilder (1906–2002) once expressed a wish that he could spend his 100th birthday at The Museum of Modern Art Read more
I’ve always considered Douglas Sirk (1900–1987) a bit problematic. Read more
Once upon a time (May 5, 1995), a critic for our most distinguished newspaper wrote an article that has stuck in my craw for nearly two decades. Read more
These notes accompany screenings of Phil Karlson’s The Brothers Rico on January 9, 10, and 11 in Theater 2.
Phil Karlson (1908–1985) struggled against what Andrew Sarris called “cosmopolitan genre prejudices.” Read more