Tag: The Searchers

‘Cocote’: A Shapeless, Ambitious Debut with Fits of Beauty

“Despite not having much to glom onto, narratively, ‘Cocote’ is a blunt film, and your mileage may vary based on how receptive you are to de Los Santos Arias’ formalistic provocations…”

The Searchers Movie Essay - 1956 John Ford Film

Vague Visages Is FilmStruck: John Ford’s ‘The Searchers’

“‘The Searchers’ has moments of low-brow comedy and moments of penetrating tension, its interconnected themes involve love and guilt, and its visual and spiritual essence falls somewhere in the realm of poetic melancholy.”

Small Tokens of Faith in John Ford’s ‘The Fugitive’ and Martin Scorsese’s ‘Silence’

“In between Ford’s wide shots and Scorsese’s close-ups, there is an effort by each filmmaker to make faith real.”