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On The Silver Globe (1988) Directed by Andrzej Żuławski To describe a Żuławski film with words—“guttural,” “primitive,” “extreme” come to mind— is to undermine the actual experience.  Buffeted by tidal waves of verbosity, an invasive, always-moving camera eye captures actors driven to maniacal states often bordering acute pleasure and pain, radical ecstasy. His films are a cinematic other, almost unbearable yet impossible to ignore, and certainly his own. On the Silver Globe, his fractured sci-fi...
Sans Lendemain (1940) Directed by Max Ophüls September 28, 7pm at MoMA Sans Lendemain—that is, “No Tomorrow”—is Max Ophüls’s unsung marvel, and the last film he made before World War II. Edwige Feuillére—brilliant in his elegantly didactic From Mayerling to Sarajevo—plays Evelyne, the ostracized widow of a gangster compelled to work in Montmartre as a topless dancer to send her son Pierre to boarding school. When Evelyne’s long-estranged lover Georges materializes from Canada, she resolves to revitalize...
River’s Edge (1987) Directed by Tim Hunter It’s no mystery why David Lynch tapped Hunter to helm a few episodes of Twin Peaks. This breakthrough film, after a pair of family-friendlies, resembles the later television show—it opens with the naked corpse of a young woman, who’ll later be pulled out of a river, and proceeds to reveal the lives of quirky characters inhabiting a Pacific Northwestern town, including Dennis Hopper, holed up in a house with...

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