Category Archives: Drama


When I think of French directors who used film as a medium for personal expression, director Jean Cocteau is among the best.  He was not only a poet, playwright, and filmmaker, he was also an artist, designer and novelist.  With Orpheus, Cocteau demonstrates yet again why he’s a legend of French art and cinema. The Players: Director: Jean Cocteau Writers: Jean […]

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Reviewing Ebert’s ‘Greatest Ebert’: Pixote (1980)

  In the vein of social realism perpetuated by the neo-realists but if a documentary-like immediacy, with Pixote Argentine director Hector Babenco takes us deep into the bowels of an urban jungle in Sao Paolo, Brazil during the 1970′s.  It focuses in children characters plagued by a life in crime, and deserves a place at the top of any best movie list, […]

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