Film analysis from an auteur perspective.

Tarantino Grows Up. Once.


With 1997’s Jackie Brown, an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel, Quentin Tarantino gives us a film that represents the road not taken.

Robert Altman Breaks The Rules.


In Robert Altman’s Thieves Like Us (1974), he shows off his propensity for breaking the rules of genre in updating Nicholas Ray’s noir, They Live By Night (1948).