BAMAKO (Abderrahmane Sissako, 2006)

Deleting one of the former entries to make room for it, here is an entry I have newly added to my 100 Greatest Films from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean list: They take our money; they take our minds, too.      Mali’s Abderrahmane Sissako’s masterpiece begins at dawn; the village of Bamako is waking up. […]

THE BLUE ANGEL (Josef von Sternberg, 1930)

The following is one of the entries from my 100 Greatest Films from Germany, Scandinavia, Finland & Austria list, which I invite you to visit on this site if you haven’t already done so. — Dennis The complex German personality, with its susceptibility to authoritarianism and idolatry, and its courting of humiliation and defeat: this […]