Tag Archives: Sergei Eisenstein

January 09

Gangster Squad – Ruben Fleischer’s good v’s evil. (film review)

Next year it will be thirty years since Brian de Palma made The Untouchables (I know!  I know!) one of the many rough parodies of Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, which was made sixty-two years earlier. Gangster Squad is our latest incarnation in the long running homage (we even have the all-important massacre on the steps scene) to a […]

January 02

Samsara – Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson guide your meditation. (film review)

“I think the substance of what I’m trying to say is really said in a nonverbal form.  It’s a kind of spiritual quest.  You could say we were all privileged invited guests to this mudball spinning in space.  Life is the host. Life invited everyone here, and it didn’t ask anyone to approve the guest […]