A piece of the film world is about to become extinct, by some estimates, by the end of this year: film itself. Critic Milos Stehlik argues that film — and its preservation — should be part of a larger discussion of our national cultural heritage.
Cinematic auteur Todd Solondz gravitates to the darker regions of the medium and the darker reaches of human emotion. But in his latest offering, the director gives us something new, at least for him: an utterly “normal” character.
Austrian-born Hollywood director Billy Wilder has repeatedly been sidelined outside the ranks of great directors, despite his impressive range of films. Critic Milos Stehlik things that what bothers critics — even today — is that Wilder’s films cover a very broad range; the Wilder “style” is elusive.