DVD of the Week: Petropolis (2009)

The camera drifts above endless miles of mist-shrouded forest, following the meandering course of an old river. The soundtrack is rich with the sounds of birds and other wildlife. Then, as it rises over a tree-covered ridge, a different view opens up before us: what looks like an obliterated landscape stretching to the horizon. We […]

Blasts from the past

Year End 2011: video

Asia extreme

Another mixed bag …

The transition to sound: Arthur Robison’s The Informer (1929)

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