Articles by Baradwaj Rangan
Dec 12, 2018
On Ozu’s birth and death anniversary, a look at Tokyo Story and the Yōji Yamada remake, Tokyo FamilySeveral of Ozu’s films are regarded classics, but perhaps the one that comes up the most is Tokyo Story (1953).
Dec 02, 2018
Last Tango in Paris remains a big deal, both as a movie and as the complicated legacy of Bernardo BertolucciArray
Nov 29, 2018
Kosovo’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is an LGBTQ-themed drama, and a big hitBlerta Zeqiri's Martesa (The Marriage) is Kosovo’s candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 91st Academy Awards.
Nov 24, 2018
Bohemian Rhapsody, At Eternity’s Gate, and how familiarity can influence how we view biopicsArray
Nov 15, 2018
A cinematic reading of the letter in Casablanca versus the ones in Chantal Akerman’s News from HomeThe letters in News from Home are so ordinary, so uneventful, that they become a stunning contrast to the letters we are used to in films like Casablanca.
Nov 08, 2018
Seven Samurai is certainly a great film, but is it the best foreign film of all time?Array
Nov 01, 2018
And Breathe Normally reviews reveal the interesting ways in which black and white critics writeHow interesting it is to see how white critics react to black films, how male critics react to feminist films, how straight critics react to gay films, how cis critics react to trans films, and vice versa.
Oct 25, 2018
David Lean, Terrence Malick, Ildikó Enyedi and the long gaps between their filmsLooking at the gaps, one might just think all that time went into forthcoming films, but that’s not always the case.
Oct 18, 2018
The Godfather, Citizen Kane, Son of Saul, and the philosophy behind cinematographyThe effect of the cinematography in Son of Saul is claustrophobia. In one harrowing stretch, as Saul swims across a river, we seem to be in the water with him.
Oct 11, 2018
Detective Dee and non-Hollywood franchises: If you're game for subtitles, it's a blastDigital age proponents have in recent years praised films that, rather than striving for 'realism', create worlds that look overtly and self-consciously virtual.