Bernardo Bertolucci

New York magazine's David Edelstein made a bizarre comment about the "Last Tango in Paris" rape scene to remember the late Bernardo Bertolucci.
The Italian filmmaker won Academy Awards with "Last Tango in Paris” and “The Last Emperor."
"I immediately wanted to make a film with Spacey," the Italian director said.
"As a director, I can barely fathom this. As a woman, I am horrified, disgusted and enraged by it," Ava DuVernay said.
Stevan Riley's achievement in making a biopic about a great subject, Marlon Brando, who, despite having died in 2004, nevertheless comes fully alive in his own voice. Brando's life was complicated.
A Pulitzer Prize winner and MacArthur Fellow, jazzman Ornette Coleman died this week at age 85.
Though the aforementioned dialogue is from Bernardo Bertolucci's Sheltering Sky, its ominous tone is indicative of the trepidation many Westerns still feel when embarking upon journeys to Muslim countries.
No, no, no... I am not talking about Jeff Koons. Let's travel back 400 years and say hello to Peter Paul Rubens, the Flemish painter who was the most sought after artist in Europe during the first half of the 17th century.
Given how much history this film has to cover, it tends to jump around. But Idris Elba is its anchor, physically and emotionally, just as Mandela himself held the movement that was the African National Congress together, even as he moldered in a jail cell on Robben Island.
"For me, one of the best experiences I had was the cinema of it, to focus the story and decide where the viewer goes. I was interested in having objective and subjective points of view."
Alec Baldwin met with journalists at Cannes to talk about the new documentary he just starred in, directed by his now good buddy James Toback, Seduced and Abandoned.
It's a bit absurd to hire Seth MacFarlane, watch Seth MacFarlane, and then be offended because he's, well, being Seth MacFarlane.
My NYU grad students and I presented our collaborative film Tar at the Rome Film Festival. What they accomplished is fairly unprecedented and hasn't been done by any group of students at any film school. At least as far as I know, and I teach at a bunch of them.
The famed Bernardo Bertolucci's new film Me and You is about a pimply alienated 14-year-old boy who lives alone with his single mom.
The only fan letter I ever wrote to a public figure -- other than to child star Bobby Driscoll when I was a child -- went to the then New Yorker movie critic Pauline Kael.
If there was any director that deserved a retrospective it is Italy's Bernardo Bertolucci. And if any film in his canon should be celebrated it should be The Conformist.
The title of the film Great Directors is exceptionally misleading, given that its real title should be People Whose Films I Like and Who Agreed to Be Interviewed By Me on Camera For This Movie.
Bruce Weber's documentary-in-progress Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast about actor Robert Mitchum shows the Hollywood tough guy of Westerns and noirs as a shy, modest, non-celebrity.