HiLobrow
"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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van santvan sant

Devotion and desolation are his themes.

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von-triervon-trier

His antics are merely the by-product of the tortured mangle that is his mind.

John_Waters_2John_Waters_2

His films came from a planet called Baltimore.

tarantinotarantino

Seventies soul, eloquent monsters, Talmudic etiquette-parsing, Samuel L. Jackson.

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SpikeLee-MarsBlackmon-HiLoSpikeLee-MarsBlackmon-HiLo

“SCHOOL DAZE sets race back 200 years.”

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framptonframpton

His films are pentagrams for the conjuration of narrative.

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rivettejacques1rivettejacques1

His is an unwieldy and rarely screened oeuvre.

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Věra ChytilováVěra Chytilová

“I have no desire to cuddle my audience.”

jarmanjarman

He was part of the bad old post­modernism, in a good way.

mishima

He was dis­illusioned by the materialism of modern Japan.

gordonparks-choice-ofweapons

“Too much at stake: art, integrity, black power.”

jonze

Wondrous things pressing against the seams of the everyday…

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antonioni

Separation, and then the language of separation, were his subjects.

Lantz crew3

His cartoons ring a very specific important curdled cultural alarm bell.

raoulwalsh-hanky

Brilliance can be mistaken for mere profession-
alism.

wellman-1937

He unsettled movie genres even as he helped define them.

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EisensteinAtWork-HiLo

Visionary, Bolshevist, Paramount Pictures’ newest star.

Annie filming in Pakistan

Nocenti’s work stands out like Longshot’s weirdly glowing eye.

yasujiro ozu

A repeating slideshow from a series of knee-high cameras.

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Hurt Locker was very good — not always a pre­requisite for Oscar-winners

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Jules Verne on laudanum, and four other writers rolled into one.

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026kuchar

When trash meets art.

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He insisted that he was a poet, no matter what the medium.

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fassbinder

German history, anti-norm­ativity, and structur­alism.