Here are my current selections of the ten best films of the 1910s in order of preference: 1. THE OUTLAW AND HIS WIFE (Victor Sjöström, Sweden, 1917). The argument has been made that Sweden’s Victor Sjöström was cinema’s first genuine artist. Cinema, which began as a visual recording device in the late nineteenth century, evolved […]

TIME REGAINED (Râúl Ruiz, 1999)

Chilean exile-in-France Râúl Ruiz’s Le temps retrouvé, d’après l’oeuvre de Marcel Proust adapts the last book of Proust’s autobiographical magnum opus, Á la recherché du temps perdu. Considerable irony is lost in the softened and objectified English translation of Proust’s title: Remembrance of Things Past. Those anticipating a film that silkenly weaves a tapestry of […]