Tag Archives: Andrzej Wajda

Andrzej Wajda (1920-2016): His 10 Best Films

My pal Michał Oleszczyk, a Polish film critic and correspondent for Rogerebert.com, has written an essay for Ebert discussing Michał’s 10 favorite films of the great Polish auteur Andrzej Wajda, who has just died at the age of 90. For … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Andrzej Wajda

Andrzej Wajda, the giant of post-war Polish cinema, who worked up until the very end, has just died at the age of 90. Working under the most constricting set of circumstances, Wajda managed to keep making films, films about life … Continue reading

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Seen Recently: The Conjuring (2013), Marie Antoinette (1938), Chasing Mavericks (2012), Danton (1983)

The Conjuring directed by James Wan At one point during The Conjuring, my friend Jen whispered to me, “I have got to stop screaming.” Well, no, you don’t. Why would you? Let it out. Let your screams cry out into … Continue reading

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Katyn (2007); Dir. Andrzej Wajda

In mid-September, 1939, on a bridge in Poland, groups of people flee from opposite directions. The Germans invade from behind, and the Russians approach from the front. It is utter chaos. The crowd is well-dressed, for the most part, holding … Continue reading

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Man of Marble (1977); Dir. Andrzej Wajda

Agnieszka (Krystyna Janda), a young woman in 1970s Krakow, wants to make her thesis film on a famous bricklayer and Communist hero named Birkut, whose rise and fall occurred in 1950s Poland. Birkut was celebrated in song and poetry, with … Continue reading

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