THE ELEPHANT GOD (Satyajit Ray, 1978)

India’s Satyajit Ray, who died in 1992, made three films that appear on my list of the 100 greatest films of all time: The World of Apu (1959), Devi (1960) and The Home and the World (1984). Six more of his films appear on my list of the 100 greatest Asian films: Pather Panchali (1955), […]

BLUE VELVET (David Lynch, 1986)

With the mawkish creepshow Eraserhead (1977), the darkly beautiful The Elephant Man (1980) and the interminable sci-fi trash of Dune (1984) behind him, and his Palme d’Or-winning Wild at Heart (1990), his brilliant noir Lost Highway (1997), the haunting road movie The Straight Story (1999), and his glittering masterpiece, Mulholland Dr. (2001), still ahead, David […]